The Tax Cut and Jobs Act (TCJA) signed into law in late 2017 made some of the most significant tax regulation changes in decades and created many new planning opportunities for contractors. Changing entity types, accounting methods, new deductions for qualified businesses, new depreciation alternatives, and new tax incentives for qualified investments, are some of the provisions in the TCJA that will require careful analysis and proactive planning for CPAs and their contractors' clients.
On March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus, Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) was passed. The CARES Act includes many tax provisions that are intended to put cash flow in the hands of individuals and businesses. On December 27, 2020, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 was passed impacting specific tax regulations.