Due Date: 11:59 pm EST Wednesday of Unit 8
The changes made by the Tax Cut and Jobs Act, 2017 to the tax provisions changed
the tax rate for 2018. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act took effect on January 1, 2018, and
will substantially impact taxpayers through 2025.
Review the Act and address the questions below. Your responses need to be supported
by relevant well-researched facts.
1. What were the major changes made to tax provisions by the Act?
2. What impact does it currently have on our GDP and government’s budget?
3. How have the changes in taxes affected you personally? If you feel that it has not
affected you personally, please state that in your response and explain why.
4. Who benefits from the changes in tax provisions? Does it favor one group over
5. What changes do you agree and disagree with? In your own opinion, if you had
the power to revise the Act, what changes would you make?
• 7 pages minimum excluding the Title and Reference pages.
• Submit a Word document in APA format.
• At least three resources and all relevant facts are properly cited in APA format.
Due Date: 11:59 pm EST Wednesday of Unit 8 Overview: The changes made by the Tax Cut and Jobs Act, 2017 to the tax provisions changed the tax rate for 2018. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act took effect o
Evaluation Rubric for Unit 8 Assignment CRITERIA Deficient Needs Improvement Proficient Exemplary 0 – 5 points 6 – 7 points 8 – 9 points 10 points Major C hanges Major changes inadequately addressed Major changes addressed with minimal detail Major changes mostly addressed in detail Major changes addressed in detail. Impact Impact to GDP and go t inadequately addressed Impact to GDP and go t addressed with minimal detail Impact to GDP and go t mostly addressed in detail Impact on GDP and go t addressed in detail. Personal Impact Personal impact inadequately addressed Personal impact addressed with minimal detail Personal impact mostly addressed in detail Personal impact addressed in detail. Beneficiaries Beneficiaries inadequately addressed Beneficiaries addressed with minimal detail Beneficiaries mostly addressed in detail Beneficiaries addressed in detail. Opinion Opinions inadequately addressed Opinions addressed with minimal detail Opinions mostly addressed in detail Opinions addressed in detail. 0 – 8 points 9 – 11 points 12 – 14 point s 15 points Organization Work is difficult to follow and unsupported by facts . Work is moderately organized and supported with relevant facts. Work is mostly organized and supported with relevant facts. Work is well organized and supported with relevant facts. 0 – 5 points 6 – 7 points 8 – 9 points 10 points Resources 0-1 resource 2 resources n/a 3 resources Paper Length Less than 7 pages n/a n/a At least 7 pages 0 – 8 points 9 – 11 points 12 – 14 point s 15 points Clear and Professional Writing and APA Format Errors impede professional presentation; guidelines not followed. Significant erro rs that do not impede professional presentation. Few errors that do not impede professional presentation. Writing and format are clear, professional, APA compliant, and error free.