Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (18)

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IRS Program Number: YH9W1-U-00037-18-S
CE Credits: 10 hours
IRS Category: Federal Tax Law Updates
Delivery Type: Online Self-Study
Exam Questions: 50

Course Syllabus

Course Description
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (the Act) was signed by the President on December 22, 2017. This self-study course focuses primarily on individual and business tax reform, provides a summary of the changes to the tax law as a result of this Act. It does not provide detail of the changes to exempt organizations or international taxation. This is a Basic tax course with no prerequisites, and qualifies for 10 CE credit in IRS Federal Tax Law Updates.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the individual Federal income tax rates and the standard deduction amounts under the Act.
  • Recognize some of the changes to the taxation of specified service businesses.
  • Identify changes to family and individual tax credits.
  • Recognize changes made to individual deductions and exclusions.
  • Recall the changes made by the Act to length of service awards.
  • Identify changes made by the Act to the generation-skipping transfer tax and to the estate and gift tax exemption.
  • Recall what changes were made to the individual alternative minimum tax (AMT).
  • Recall what change was made to the shared responsibility payment related to the minimal essential coverage required per the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
  • Identify the time limit for bringing civil action for a wrongful IRS levy.
  • Recall the top corporate income tax rate under the Act.
  • Recognize changes made by the business cost recovery provisions.
  • Identify changes created by the Act that will impact small businesses.
  • Recall impacts on business related exclusions and deductions as a result of the Act.
  • Identify changes to business credits as a result of the Act.
  • Recognize the impact of the Act on energy credits.
  • Recall the effective date of the changes to tax-exempt bonds for professional stadiums.
  • Identify the impact of the Act on insurance, compensation and other provisions of the Act.

Course Assignments

  • Study each Chapter
  • Answer review questions at the end of each chapter
  • Pass the Final Exam with a score of 70 percent or better

Final Exam and Certification
The final exam consists of 50 multiple-choice questions on the information covered in the course materials. To receive credit for this course, you must click on the Exam below to initiate the exam. A passing score of 70 percent or better will receive course credit and a Certificate of Completion.


Course Materials:

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