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S-Corp Member Call: Policy Response to COVID-19

March 31st, 2020|

On March 30, Tom Nichols and Brian Reardon held an S-Corp Member call covering essential parts of the Phase II and Phase III bills passed by Congress in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including: The new mandated leave provisions; The delayed income tax deadline and payroll tax holiday; and The new small business loan program Tom Nichols is a shareholder at Meissner Tierney Fisher & Nichols in Milwaukee and the long-time Chair of the S ...

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Economic Solutions to COVID-19 Beginning to Emerge

March 20th, 2020|

It appears Washington is coalescing around a set of policies to help families and businesses while the economy is effectively shut down.  California’s “stay home” order is illustrative of the challenge – how do businesses survive when the government is telling everybody to stay home? Just a week after states and localities began aggressively telling people to stay home, most businesses are confronting an indefinite period of sharply reduced demand or, in some cases, no ...

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Main Street Response to COVID-19

March 19th, 2020|

Yesterday, over 100 business groups wrote to the Congress and the Administration requesting that the response to the economic crisis confronting us is on the same scale as steps being taken to respond to the virus itself.  Entire portions of the economy have been shut down, and already businesses are closing their doors and laying off workers.  For the economic response to be effective, it needs to be broad and it needs to be in ...

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Talking Taxes In a Truck Episode 3 – Coronavirus Response Update

March 18th, 2020|

Did you miss Saint Patrick’s Day?  We did too.  It isn’t even mentioned in our third podcast where we talk to Jim Capretta, former OMB official and resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute.  Topics we do cover include the policy response to the coronavirus and what health policy will look like leading up to the election.  Recorded on March 17, 2020 — 22 minutes. You can access the podcast on Libsyn by clicking here.

Coronavirus and Main Street

March 11th, 2020|

How the coronavirus plays out in the public health sphere is anybody’s guess, but its current progress all but demands a response from Congress.  What might that look like?  Here’s what some of the experts are saying: Cornerstone Macro – “Investors expecting a loud, bipartisan “amen” to calls for a massive bipartisan fiscal stimulus are not likely to hear it today.  Something is likely to happen, but the timing and size are uncertain.  Right now ...

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