Talking Taxes in a Truck Episode 37: Carol Roth Explains Why It’s Time to Repeal the CTA

Our latest podcast guest is Carol Roth, a New York Times bestselling author, small business advocate and most recently, a staunch ally in the fight to repeal the burdensome and ill-conceived Corporate Transparency Act.

Carol starts by talking about how her time in the investment banking world exposed her to the uneven playing field between small businesses and larger corporations, and how that experience led her to become a Main Street advocate. Later she dives deep into the CTA and its onerous reporting requirements, her recent testimony on Capitol Hill that focused on the new statute, and the many compliance horror

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2024-05-06T21:57:34+00:00May 6, 2024|

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

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 A&M Commerce. Jim explains how the CTA puts tax professionals in a bind and forces them to choose between helping their clients and possibly engaging

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2024-03-08T18:36:23+00:00March 9, 2024|

Talking Taxes in a Truck Episode 35: Tax Foundation’s Scott Hodge on the Outsized Role that Taxes Play in Our Daily Lives

Our latest guest is Scott Hodge, who is president emeritus at the Tax Foundation and author of the excellent new book Taxocracy: What You Don’t Know About Taxes and How They Rule Your Daily Life. Through the lens of history’s most ill-conceived taxes – like the “chicken tax” and 17th century “window tax” – Scott explains how tax policy shapes virtually every aspect of our lives and drives human behavior. He and Brian then discuss more recent policies, including the SALT cap and proposed wealth tax, the ongoing (and often misguided) debate over book versus tax accounting, and the pivotal

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2024-03-02T02:06:23+00:00March 2, 2024|

Talking Taxes in a Truck Episode 34: Piper Sandler’s Don Schneider on the Tax Package’s Fate, Looming Debt and Deficit Crisis, and Monetary Policy Outlook

The House last week moved a large tax package. Will the Senate follow suit? To answer that and other burning questions, we spoke to Don Schneider, Deputy Head of U.S. Policy at Piper Sandler and the former Chief Economist at Ways & Means. Don explains why it might be too early to pop the champagne on the House-passed tax bill. Later he discusses the worsening spending crisis, what to expect from the Fed over the next several months, and the biggest myths he’s encountered on Twitter.

This episode of Talking Taxes in a Truck was recorded on February 1, 2024, and

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2024-02-05T18:36:19+00:00February 5, 2024|

Talking Taxes in a Truck Episode 33: Eurasia Group’s Jon Lieber on the Tax Package, Elections, and more.

We’re just two weeks into the New Year and Washington is already abuzz with potential deals on spending and taxes. What’s in the bill? What’s out? Can lawmakers get it across the finish line? This week we’re joined by Jon Lieber, head of research and managing director for the United States at Eurasia Group. Jon makes the bull and bear cases for a tax package moving and how it all affects the 2025 fiscal cliff landscape. Later he discusses what’s at stake for Main Street businesses in the upcoming elections and the looming debt crisis facing the American economy.

This episode

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2024-01-12T18:40:48+00:00January 12, 2024|