As an update to our previous blog post entitled, Senate Stays Up Late to Approve Tax Bill, dated December 5, 2017, the Senate and the House appear to have come to an agreement on the final version of the tax bill that will be voted on by Congress. While nothing official has been stated or released regarding the final bill, word from the latest news outlets revolves mostly around changes to corporate and individual tax rates. One interesting thing to note is that the current agreement would allegedly repeal the corporate alternative minimum tax, which was reflected in the Senate’s final version of their bill. For a review of the differences regarding executive compensation matters between the Senate and House versions of the bills, please refer to our original blog posts entitled Thanksgiving Tax Frenzy – New Tax Bill Proposes Executive Compensation Changes That Could Derail Deferred Compensation and Stock Options on November 14 and Startups Have Much To Be Thankful For – Senate Amendments to New Tax Bill Remove Deferred Compensation and Stock Options from Endangered Species List on November 16.
Congress continues to work at a break-neck speed to bring significant tax legislation to President Trump’s desk before Christmas. It is expected that the final package will be voted on by Congress some time next week.