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April 16, 2024|

The House Small Business Committee is holding a hearing on the Corporate Transparency Act later this month. One witness will be Carol Roth, a bestselling author and small business advocate who has helped lead the charge against the poorly crafted law.

We’ve covered the CTA at length over the past few years but the bottom line is that while reporting under the CTA started already and the deadline is the year’s end, only

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Main Street on the Hill

April 16, 2024|

S-Corp and its friends at the National Federation of Independent Business hosted a Tax Day briefing for Hill staff and other stakeholders yesterday. The topic: the massive tax hikes threatening Main Street at the end of 2025.

As readers know, the expiration of the Section 199A deduction coupled with significant increases in the marginal rates paid by the 95 percent of businesses nationwide is a significant challenge

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199A Takes Center Stage

April 12, 2024|

As we wrote earlier this week, it’s a busy April for tax policy. The packed agenda kicked off Tuesday with a hearing at the House Small Business Committee entitled, “Exploring the Adverse Effects of High Taxes and a Complex Tax Code.” It was the perfect opportunity to highlight the tax priorities that are top of mind for the Main Street business community and did not disappoint.

The hearing had a number of high points

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A Taxing Month for Lawmakers

April 8, 2024|

Congress is back in session this week for what promises to be a busy April for tax policy. Here is a quick overview of what’s happening.

Smith-Wyden Bill in Senate

The big-ticket item is the $80 billion Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act. This bill easily passed the House back in January but has remained stalled in the Senate since.

That’s largely due to Republican tax writers’ objections over the structure of the child tax credit,

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C Corps for Everybody?

April 4, 2024|

S-Corp’s mantra for tax reform is “S corps for everybody!”  Tax all businesses once, tax them when the money is earned, tax them at a reasonable rate, and then leave them alone. In other words, tax them like S corporations. Moving the Tax Code towards what we call a “single tax system” would level the playing field for all types of businesses while eliminating the complexity and distortions created by the double corporate tax.


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Time to Pause the CTA

March 19, 2024|

The Main Street business community came out in force today calling on Congress to enact the Protect Small Business and Prevent Illicit Financial Activity Act (S. 3625). The legislation, championed by Senator Tim Scott (R-NC), would delay by one year the onerous Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) filing requirements and accompanying jail time and penalties. A similar bill sponsored by Representatives Zach Nunn (R-IA) and Joyce Beatty (D-OH) passed the House late last year

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More than a Dime’s Worth of Difference

March 14, 2024|

Two events took place this week which demonstrate just how remarkably divergent the potential paths of tax policy are next year.

First, the Senate Finance Committee held a rare hearing Tuesday on the challenges faced by American manufacturers. Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) took the opportunity to highlight the importance of 199A to his manufacturers in Montana and how Congress needs to act to make it permanent.

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Talking Taxes in a Truck Episode 36: The CTA Compliance Wrinkle No One’s Talking About

March 9, 2024|

The Corporate Transparency Act is now in effect, imposing complex reporting requirements on every small business in the country, and many large ones too. But what if the person best equipped to assist those businesses with compliance – your local CPA –wasn’t allowed to do so?

To explore this dynamic, we talked to Jim Hamill, Director of Tax Practice at the Albuquerque-based accounting firm Reynolds, Hix, and Company and an Associate Professor of Accounting at Texas

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