Talking Taxes in a Truck Episode 21: “BBB Resurrection, or Not”

Our podcast guest is Liam Donovan, a Principal at Bracewell LLP and certified “bluecheck” commentator (@LPDonovan) on national politics. Liam and Brian discuss the latest K Street rumors of a resurrected Build Back Better Act, how the Twitter-sphere helped debunk the “plan” and why, despite all this, it’s still too early to declare the effort dead. Liam also shares his thoughts this week’s primaries and lays down his predictions for the House and Senate this fall. We close out with a trip down Hoyas basketball memory lane, a harsh critique of Maryland drivers, and a movie recommendation.

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2022-06-08T19:20:16+00:00June 8, 2022|

Talking Taxes in a Truck Episode 20: “Bully Tactics”

Back by popular demand is guest Joe Lieber, Director of Research at policy research firm Washington Analysis. Joe dives into the implications of the recent primary elections and highlights which House and Senate races he’s watching most closely. Then Joe and Brian debate just how dead the Build Back Better Act is and Joe lays out a compelling – and terrifying – case for why it still could pass in the coming months. We wrap things up with some predictions, a poorly-worded question about tacos, and an exploration of luxury travel.

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2022-05-26T18:52:14+00:00May 26, 2022|

Talking Taxes in a Truck Episode 19: BBB Still “Too Big to Succeed”?

On this special Detroit edition of the Talking Taxes in a Truck podcast, we’re joined by Chris Smith, President of Summit Global Strategies and Executive Director of the Main Street Employers Coalition. Chris and Brian kick off the episode by debating what effect the leaked Supreme Court draft decision will have on the tax policy outlook, and the odds of an overhauled Build Back Better Act being passed in the coming months. They also break down the reconciliation bill’s various tax hikes, and explain how they specifically target family businesses. Finally, Chris shares his favorite DC activity, the origins of

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2022-05-06T11:20:46+00:00May 6, 2022|

Talking Taxes in a Truck Episode 18: Beware the “Slimmed Down Package”

On our latest episode we’re joined by Miller & Chevalier Tax Department Chair, veteran tax policy expert, and longtime S-Corp ally Marc Gerson. Marc breaks down recent comments from Senator Joe Manchin that outlined a reconciliation bill he might support, the prospects for tax legislation in the coming months, and why even a “slimmed down” legislative package presents considerable risk for Main Street businesses. Marc also talks tax extenders, the fate of the Section 163(j) interest deduction cap, and whether the Washington Nationals will break .500 this year.

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2022-03-15T14:50:03+00:00March 15, 2022|

Talking Taxes in a Truck Episode 17: “Follow the Money”

Our latest podcast guest is Lynn Mucenski-Keck, a Partner at New York-based tax and consulting firm The Bonadio Group and author of an excellent piece in Forbes that recently caught our attention. Lynn walks us through the various tax hikes included in the latest House tax bill, and highlights the threat they pose to the pass-through business community. She also sheds some light on how she’s helping clients navigate this uncertain future, and even reveals her favorite winter cooking recipes.

This episode of Talking Taxes in a Truck was recorded on November 9th and runs 29 minutes long.

2021-11-10T20:38:59+00:00November 10, 2021|