Under the Senate and House tax reform proposals, the charitable donation deduction claimed on Schedule A, including a deduction for charitable miles driven, was slated to stay in place. Additionally, under the House proposal, the mileage rate for charity would have been indexed for inflation, as it is each year for business and moving mileage. However, while the final version of the tax reform bill did retain the charitable donation deduction, it did not include an adjustment to the charitable mileage rate.
In recognition of National Small Business Week, April 29 to May 5, the Internal Revenue Service is highlighting several resources to help small business owners and self-employed individuals understand and meet their tax obligations. The new tax law changes enacted in December 2017 make it especially important for these groups to know about new provisions affecting them.