Talking Taxes in a Truck Episode 27: “We’re Not Sure, But It’s Probably Not Good”

For today’s Debt Ceiling-themed episode, we’re joined by repeat guest Joe Lieber, Director of Research at Washington Analysis, an institutional research firm that closely tracks the goings-on in Congress. Joe offers his thoughts on the debt limit negotiations and the odds of a deal being reached, the surprising dynamics within the House Republican caucus, and which provisions are likely to emerge from a potential deal. Later he breaks down how Wall Street and Main Street are reacting to the impasse, what a default on US debt would look like, and the broader implications of growing debt and deficits to S

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2023-05-24T16:40:25+00:00May 24, 2023|

Talking Taxes in a Truck Episode 26: “Testifying Ain’t Easy”

Fresh off of her triumphant visit to Capitol Hill we’re joined by Lynn Mucenski-Keck, an S-CORP Advisor and Principal at top-25 public accounting firm Withum. Lynn recaps her appearance before the House Small Business Committee, including the specific tax provisions discussed, her back and forth with some of the panel’s members, and her thoughts on the whole experience. Later we discuss IRS funding, advice for aspiring CPAs, and how Artificial Intelligence might shape the accounting profession in the years to come.

This episode of the Talking Taxes in a Truck podcast was recorded on April 21, 2023, and runs 27 minutes long.

2023-04-21T18:07:34+00:00April 21, 2023|

Talking Taxes in a Truck Episode 25: “A Quiet Place”

With the 118th Congress underway, there’s a general sentiment that the next two years of divided government will be a quiet place for tax policy. To explore that question we invited Marc Gerson, Miller & Chevalier’s Tax Department Chair and longtime S-CORP ally, for a return visit to the podcast. Marc breaks down the tax policy to-do list facing Congress, runs through the actions Treasury might take in lieu of congressional action, and reminds us that, in Washington, no bad idea ever truly dies. Brian and

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2023-01-12T19:56:52+00:00January 12, 2023|

Talking Taxes in a Truck Episode 24: “I’m Worried About Everything”

If you operate a business, your inbox is probably full of solicitations from firms promising a big payday through the Employee Retention Credit. We receive several a day, which got us wondering – what’s the real story here? To address that question and more, we invited Lynn Mucenski-Keck, a Principal at Withum and prolific writer on federal tax policy to discuss the history of the ERC, the interplay between the credit and the Section 199A deduction, and why promises of free ERC money should be approached cautiously.  We also discuss the lame duck Congress, the prospects for a holiday tax

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2022-12-06T21:12:20+00:00December 6, 2022|

Talking Taxes in a Truck Episode 23: “Maybe Everything We Know Is Wrong”

For this special Midterm Elections-themed podcast we’re joined by Jade West, Chief Government Relations officer at the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors and Liam Donovan, a Principal at Bracewell. Jade, Liam, and Brian kick things off by talking about whether we can expect a “Red Wave” in the House – and if so, how big. Later the group breaks down each of the hotly-contested Senate races, and explains why the polls might be wrong once again. We close things out with predictions, election-night surprises, and hear from Brian about his high school days with Colorado Republican candidate Joe O’Dea.

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2022-11-03T20:36:07+00:00November 3, 2022|