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The Effect of the Tax Cuts and Job Acts (TCJA) on Individuals

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Produced on January 30, 2018

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Course Information

Time 1h 6m
Difficulty Intermediate
Topics covered in this course: Tax

Course Description

On December 22, 2017, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was signed and approved by the President, passing the biggest overhaul in the tax code we have seen in decades. Individual tax payers are eager to learn and understand how these changes will affect them and their families.  

In this program, led by attorney Bart Basi, address some of the major changes that will affect individual taxpayers, such as the changes in the tax brackets, as well as some of the changes that may not be as clear but that are also impactful. Additionally, the course will take a look at some potential strategies for taxpayers to use that have been identified regarding some of the changes.  

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the changes that have been into place with the passing of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
  2. Discuss how these changes impact individual taxpayers regarding a number of different areas of the new tax bill
  3. Provide some guidance and potential strategies for individuals regarding some of the new changes that have been into place

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Bart Basi

The Center for Financial, Legal & Tax Planning, Inc

Dr. Basi is a specialist in the areas of business succession, business valuation, mergers and acquisitions, retirement and estate planning, strategic planning, and tax aspects of business decisions for closely held and family businesses. He speaks nationwide, writes, and researches on all of these areas. He has written five loose-leaf bound books, over 300 articles, and has worked with hundreds of businesses and associations. Journals that have published Dr. Basi’s work include Money Matters, The American Journal of Small Business, the Journal of Family Law, The Journal of Estate Planning, The Tax Lawyer, Small Business Taxation, Taxation for Individuals, Taxation for Accountants, Taxation for Lawyers, The CPA Journal and The Tax Executive.

Dr. Basi is the author of “The Tax Report,” a bi-monthly report on income and estate tax matters for closely-held businesses, “Accounting and Taxes,” a monthly column distributed to individuals and trade journals, and the “Tax Tip,” a monthly tax advisory for the closely-held and family business.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Utica College of Syracuse University
  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Syracuse University
  • Juris Doctor in Law, University of Louisville
  • Doctorate in Economics and Accounting, Indiana University
  • Post-Graduate study in Taxation, Stanford University

Professional Licenses

  • Certified Public Accountant – Indiana (1967-2000)
  • Attorney at Law:
  • Kentucky (1969)
  • Pennsylvania (1972-1982)
  • Illinois (1978-present)
  • New York (2010-present)

Academic Affiliations

  • Currently holds the rank of Professor Emeritus at Southern Illinois University.
  • Formerly affiliated with Penn State University, Indiana University, The University of Louisville, and Syracuse University specializing in corporate taxation, estate planning, and business valuations.

Business Affiliations and Memberships

  • Senior Advisor, The Center for Financial, Legal and Tax Planning, Inc. The Center values approximately fifty companies per year.
  • Memberships have included the American Bar Association’s Tax Committees on estate and gift taxes, business succession, and business planning and valuation.

Former Awards, Honors and Recognitions

  • Listed in Harvard Business School Profiles in Business and Management: An International Directory of Scholars and Their Research.
  • Recipient of educational grants for advanced course work in Taxation from the Practicing Law Institute, New York.
  • Listed in The Tax Analyst Directory and the Lexis Computer Tax Library as a tax professional in the U.S., specializing in family and closely held companies.
  • Listed in Who’s Who: Comprehensive and National Registries; International Registry; Leading American Executives, and Among America’s Teachers.
  • Listed as an expert in taxes and business valuations in the Wisconsin and Illinois Register of Expert Witnesses.
  • Member of Phi Kappa Phi, national honorary, Beta Alpha Psi, accounting honorary, and Beta Gamma Sigma, business honorary.
  • Member of the Institute of Business Appraisers


Jesse L.

Mr. Basi is always on point. Thank you. This was great also.



William O.

Great, as always!

Camilla L.

Excellent presentation.

Mitchell H.

Dr. Basi is always great!

Laura V.

Very informative update

Marc S.

Excellent. Clear.

Danielle W.

Bart is always thorough and energetic. Good presenter.

Roman B.

If you think this guy's good, you should listen to his son!!!!! Signed,.........his son :)

Roger B.

Bart is the best!!

Adrian W.

very informative; presenter was humorous , animated and kept my attention

Marjorie S.

Great content and solid examples

Maribel F.

Very knowledgeable presenter.

Jaclyn C.


Harrison S.

Extensive knowledge of new changes on new tax laws and conveys his evaluations of how these changes impact individuals in clear and concise manner

Rex B.

Great program!

Shana B.

Great information and great presenter

Andrew F.

Thank you for continuing to offer lectures by Bart Basi. I have been using Lawline for almost 10 years for both FL and NY CLE credit and have enjoyed every lecture given by Dr. Basi. He is very engaging and interesting speaker no matter the topic.

Andrea C.

Extremely informative and an excellent presenter.

Cheryl Q.

very timely since it is new law

Robert J.

This instructor I find very engaging. Passionate about his subject!

Michele K.

Kept my attention with every word. I took so many notes. Thank you!

Victoria L. B.

Very well presented,excellent.

Dana P.

great job

Victor G.

Excellent Presenter

Anne W.

Good, jargon-free explanation of the new law.

Jimmy J.


Lisa N.

Effective presenter. Enjoyable program.

Mary Ann D.

Information Rich! Dr. Basi is one of my favorite Lawline Faculty

Camille M.

Very helpful. Will refer to this again and again!

Gerald M.

He does a great job.

Nicole F.

Wow!! Opened my eyes! Excellent seminar!! Really connected w/the speaker on this one!

William F.

Excellent presenter

Pamela W.

Interesting presentation.

George R.

Great presentation.

Bambi B.


Kimberly M.

I would take any class of Bart's. He is amazing.

Eugene V.

He is a great engaging speaker.

Stephen H. D.

Top notch presenter on a very tricky topic.

Lawrence L.

Bart is the best teacher you have.

john k.

Dr Basi is my favorite speaker - always very informative

Allan M.

Excellent, clear and helpful.

Osman G.

A must for tax professionals. Excellent instructor very clear and knowledgeable

Joseph C.

Very interesting course that is right up to the minute on tax laws.

Richard K.

This was a very timely and educational program. The presentation was easy to understand, and the subject matter was extremely timely and relevant. I would highly recommend this course!!!

R. Christopher R.

Basi seminars are always well done.

Michael D.

Looking forward to seeing Dr. Basi's Effects of the TCJA on Corporations that was broadcasted earlier today when the recording becomes available

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