Talking Taxes in a Truck Episode 31: Tax Grab Bag with Ryan Ellis – IRS Funding, SALTy Rumors, Year-End Tax Bill, and Mo(o)re

Congress is in overdrive tackling its legislative to-do list and things are starting to pile up on the tax policy front. To help us keep track of it all we’re joined by repeat podcast guest Ryan Ellis, Enrolled Agent and President of the Center for a Free Economy. Ryan kicks things off with a look at the latest developments on Capitol Hill, including the election of House Speaker Mike Johnson, rumors of a SALT cap deal, and ongoing negotiations over a year-end tax package. Ryan then draws on his experience as an IRS Enrolled Agent to talk IRS funding and

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2023-11-05T16:40:16+00:00November 5, 2023|

Talking Taxes in a Truck Episode 30: George Callas on Moore: Will the SCOTUS Upend the Tax Code?

How far will the Supreme Court go when it takes up Moore later this year? Will the IRS need to start writing refund checks? Is the entire pass-through regime in jeopardy? Can civil society survive?  To answer these questions, we’re joined by repeat podcast guest and S-Corp ally George Callas, EVP of Public Finance at Arnold Ventures and a long-time respected voice in the Capitol Hill tax policy world. George breaks down the 2017 tax law, what the suit alleges, and what’s at stake for S corporations and investors alike.

This episode of the Talking Taxes in a Truck podcast was recorded on

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2023-09-16T14:59:12+00:00September 16, 2023|

Talking Taxes in a Truck Episode 29: NFIB’s Kevin Kuhlman on Looming CTA Reporting Requirements and 199A Permanence

Our latest podcast guest is Kevin Kuhlman, Vice President of Federal Government Relations at the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). Kevin kicks things off by recapping his testimony before the House Financial Services Committee, and explains how the Corporate Transparency Act’s reporting rules will saddle the small business community with unprecedented compliance costs and the threat of hefty fines and jail time, while doing virtually nothing to combat illicit activity. Later he discusses the strong show of support in the House for Rep. Lloyd Smucker’s Section 199A permanence bill, the Main Street Tax Certainty Act (H.R. 4721); how small

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2024-02-12T18:22:18+00:00July 22, 2023|

Talking Taxes in a Truck Episode 28: Tony Simmons on the 150-Year Tabasco Legacy

This week’s guest is Tony Simmons, the former President and CEO of McIlhenny Company and long-time Chairman of the S Corporation Association. Tony shares the history of Tabasco – starting with a single pepper plant back in 1868 and now a storied worldwide brand – as well as the importance of family-owned businesses and the role that tax policy plays in deciding whether to pass a company down from one generation to the next.

This episode of the Talking Taxes in a Truck podcast was recorded on June 22, 2023, and runs 35 minutes long.


2023-06-23T15:32:08+00:00June 23, 2023|

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|