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The 2020 Elections and their Implications for Private Businesses

Are you a fan of the Progressive Insurance commercials making fun of mismanaged Zoom calls? Then you’ll love the blank Zoom screen for the first 10 minutes of our most recent S-Corp Member call covering the 2020 election results and what they mean for private companies.  You can access the full video here.  You can access the slide deck here.

We’re biased, obviously, but we think it’s well worth watching, particularly the portion focused on what companies can expect moving forward, as well as the BIG news (covered at the

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The 2020 Elections and their Implications for Private Businesses2020-11-11T20:55:55+00:00

Treasury Blesses SALT Parity Reform

Huge news out of Treasury yesterday – the Department has blessed our SALT Parity reforms.  You can read the full Notice here.  As Law360 reports:

BREAKING: Treasury To Say Pass-through SALT Workarounds OK

State and local taxes imposed at the entity level on pass-through entities are permitted as a deduction and this “is consistent with the longstanding position” of the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service the agencies said Monday.

This announcement comes on the heels of the election results that have all but eliminated any remaining uncertainty about the value of

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Treasury Blesses SALT Parity Reform2020-11-13T15:23:55+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

Talking Taxes In a Truck Episode 6 – Doug Badger on the Coronavirus, Health Savings Accounts, Florida, and the Phillies

Doug Badger, former Deputy Assistant to the President and misguided Phillies fan, talks COVID-19, what needs to happen for the economy to reopen, and the prospects for baseball to return in our latest “Talking Taxes in a Truck” podcast.  Recorded on June 26, 2020 — 23 minutes.

You can access the podcast on Libsyn by clicking here.

Talking Taxes In a Truck Episode 6 – Doug Badger on the Coronavirus, Health Savings Accounts, Florida, and the Phillies2020-06-27T19:45:36+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