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Don't look now, but added complexities from the 2017 Trump tax cuts are driving a hiring boom for tax lawyers and accountants, along with a rash of issues where they shouldn't expect help.
Driving the news: "U.S. accounting firms crossed the one-million-employee threshold last year ... Job growth in the sector in the first year of the law was 3.6%," the WSJ's Richard Rubin notes.
Between the lines: It's not exactly a surprise that a rewrite of the tax code would create new business for accountants, Axios' David Nather notes.
Why it matters: The tax cuts simplified filing for many Americans — particularly by doubling the standard exemption — but have added a slew of issues on the corporate side.
The bottom line: Don't expect Democrats to rush to help on the "technical corrections" Republicans have introduced to fix elements of the bill, especially after Republicans spent years rejecting Democratic efforts to clean up the Affordable Care Act.
President Trump speaks during the 2019 National Prayer Breakfast this morning in D.C.
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