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Stop the Surprise Small-Business Tax Increase

An Op-ed by Christopher Smith, Executive Director of the Parity for Main Street Advisors coalition, ran this morning in the Morning Consult.

The Payroll Protection Program enacted this past spring has helped millions of employers and workers survive an economy that was in freefall from COVID-related closures. Now, with the recovery underway, those same small businesses will face a surprise $100 billion tax hike if Congress fails to act soon. 

The PPP program’s design was simple – use local banks to provide loans to smaller employers during the shutdown. If the employers used the money to keep workers employed and on other

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Stop the Surprise Small-Business Tax Increase2020-09-29T14:12:21+00:00

Tax Outlook Under a Possible Democratic Sweep

On September 22nd, S-Corp hosted a Zoom briefing entitled “Tax Outlook under a Possible Democratic Sweep” featuring George Callas, Managing Director, Government Affairs at Steptoe Johnson LLP, and Brian Reardon, President of the S Corporation Association.  With the former Vice President continuing to lead in the polls and the elections less than two months out, taxpayers are taking a harder look at his policies and considering what might emerge from a Democratic-led Congress next year.  The speakers cover the details of Biden tax plan, how they might affect taxpayers both foreign and domestic, and how that plan might evolve as

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Tax Outlook Under a Possible Democratic Sweep2020-09-23T20:16:20+00:00

Priorities for Reopening Main Street

The Commerce Department last week revised its 2nd Quarter GDP estimates showing the economy shrunk by nearly one-third.  In a $22 trillion economy, that translates into nearly $2 trillion in lost wages, profits, retirement savings, etc.

The threat of this precipitous decline was the catalyst for the business community letter dated back on March 18th.  As Governors closed businesses and schools to slow the spread of COVID-19, one hundred and twenty national trade groups called on Congress to provide relief to families and employers that was on the same scale as the

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Priorities for Reopening Main Street2020-08-31T20:58:58+00:00

Avoiding a $100 Billion Tax Hike on Main Street

As the Administration negotiates with Congress over the next round of COVID-19 relief, here’s a simple way they can help Main Street businesses to the tune of $100 billion plus… just do what Congress intended.

That’s the message more than 170 business trades are sending to congressional leadership today.  The letter, signed by the Farm Bureau, NFIB, AICPA, the National Restaurant Association, the National Retail Federation among others, makes clear that loan forgiveness under the Paycheck Protection Program should be tax-free as intended in the CARES Act.  Here’s the text of the letter:

As Congress negotiates another round of

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Avoiding a $100 Billion Tax Hike on Main Street2020-08-04T15:36:30+00:00

NOL-Loss Limitation Relief Support Building

Advocates defending the CARES Act NOL-Loss Limitation relief had a busy week.  First, more than 75 national and local trade groups signed a letter in favor of keeping the relief intact.  The broad number of signatories on the letter, drafted by our friends at the National Mining Association, makes clear arguments that the provision was “snuck” into the CARES Act or would only benefit a “narrow” sliver of industries are wholly meritless.  As the letter states:

The ability to carryback NOLs is a critical component of a well-operating income tax system. Indeed, NOL carryback provisions have long been

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NOL-Loss Limitation Relief Support Building2020-06-23T15:09:26+00:00