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Trump Signs Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
President Donald Trump today signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1). The legislation, which goes into effect Jan. 1, 2018, preserves the low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC), tax exemption for private activity bonds, the 2018 and 2019 new markets tax credit (NMTC) allocation application rounds, a revised historic tax credit (HTC) and existing phasedowns for the renewable energy investment tax credit (ITC) and production tax credit (PTC). The bill eliminates the 10 percent non-historic credit and requires the 20 percent credit be taken over five years, rather than when the property is placed in service, as under previous law. The bill reduces the top corporate tax rate to 21 percent, allows a 20 percent deduction for pass-through companies, eliminates the corporate alternative minimum tax, sets a $750,000 cap for mortgage interest deduction and a $10,000 limit on state and local tax deduction, among other provisions.