BACKGROUND: In 2017, Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, a landmark tax reform package that included several ACCA priorities that benefited contractors and small businesses. Included in this package was the HEAT Act, which reduced commercial HVAC expensing from 39 years to immediate (zero years). The HEAT Act was an ACCA priority since 2004 when ACCA Member Phil Forner lobbied then-Congressman Pete Hoekstra to address commercial equipment depreciation schedules.
The tax reform package also expanded exemptions for the Death Tax, doubling the exemptions through 2025. This provision expires in 2026.
The S-Corp tax provisions in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act created more parity between small business and large corporations. These provisions removed the double taxation that occurs on S-Corps, reducing the tax burden on small businesses.
SOLUTION: ACCA supports strengthening these provisions to create more parity with corporate tax cuts for small business owners.