Recent Tax Updates

Expired Individual Federal Tax Provisions

May 10, 2017

With Congress set to begin discussing and writing tax reform legislation it is important to remember that we are again facing the fact that a number of individual federal provisions expired at the end of 2016. This means that unless Congress includes them in the tax reform legislation or in another tax related bill the following provisions will no longer be applicable for 2017 federal returns:

  • Tuition and Fees Deduction - Form 8917/Form 1040, line 34
  • Exclusion of gain from income of foreclosed home mortgage debt (Form 982, line 1e)
  • Nonbusiness Energy Property Credit – Form 5695, Part I
  • Ability to treated mortgage insurance premiums as qualified mortgage interest
  • Credit for 2-Wheeled plug-in electric vehicles
  • Credit for new qualified fuel cell motor vehicles

So stay tuned for more information on what occurs with these provisions as Congress works on tax legislation this summer and beyond.