FTA Government Relations

Here is the latest federal and state government information that directly impacts state tax administrators. This page will be updated as more information becomes available. We’ll include FTA-provided analysis and educational tools to support you!

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State Issues

Federal Issues

Please find included under the ‘Federal Issues’ section all recent enacted tax-related laws and relevant legislation. This information also includes supplemental resources from U.S. Treasury Department, IRS, and the Congressional Research Service (CRS).

P.L. 115-97, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA)

P.L. 116-136, Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act)

P.L. 116-260, the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 

P.L. 117-2, the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)

P.L. 117-58, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA)

H.R. 5376, the Build Back Better Act (BBBA)

Annual Federal Appropriations

Tax Writing Committees

Upcoming Expiring Federal Tax Provisions  

In recent years, Congress has enacted temporary tax provisions to address short-term needs or respond to federal budgetary issues. Many of these expiring provisions can be found under TCJA, ARPA, and several tax breaks which had been authorized for a limited period – or ‘tax extenders.’ State departments of revenue are impacted as it may cause conformity issues and FTA government relations will work to ensure your state is best prepared for future changes.  

For a full list of expiring provisions between 2021-2031, please follow the Joint Committee on Taxation’s website here. For additional background, please review this recent report from the CRS located here.