The rules for the 2018 tax year in the United States I expect will change significantly due to the passage of Public Law 115-97, the so-called "tax cuts and jobs act". There are some vague guides to how various provisions might affect me as a taxpayer, but specific information seems to be lacking (short of reading the 1000-page legislation). Since I am not a tax attorney, understanding 1000 pages of new tax code would be difficult for me.
Ideally, I would like to see the forms and instructions for the 2018 1040 ahead of time, so that I could compute for myself by reading the instructions filling in the form what has changed. That way I can plan ahead for making charitable contributions, limiting my income or taking other steps to manage my taxes.
Is there any way I can get the forms and instructions for 2018 right now so I can begin financial planning for the 2018 tax year?