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The “Experts” Get 199A Wrong

When Congress finishes work on the tax package pending in the Senate, we expect the conversation to pivot rapidly to what we should do about all those expiring TCJA provisions at the end of 2025.

For S-Corp and its allies, our priority is to make the Section 199A deduction permanent and a big hurdle there is the lack of understanding of how pass-throughs are taxed and why the Section 199A small business deduction is critical to their success.

For example, of all the Republicans who served on Ways and Means during the TCJA debate, only five remain today. The staff

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2024-02-22T15:04:04+00:00February 20, 2024|

FinCEN in the House

The head of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) will testify tomorrow before the House Financial Services Committee (HFSC). The hearing will focus on the Corporate Transparency Act’s implementation and is a good opportunity for Congress to learn more about this trainwreck of a law and why it should be repealed.

The Corporate Transparency Act claims to target so-called shell corporations engaged in illicit transactions like money laundering and terrorism finance, but the law defines a shell company as legal entities with $5 million or less in annual revenues or 20 or fewer employees – in other words, every

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2024-02-13T23:09:31+00:00February 13, 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|

Tax Package Heads to the Senate

Yesterday evening the House came out in strong support for the tax relief package negotiated by Chairmen Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Jason Smith (R-MO). Less than two weeks after sailing through the Ways & Means Committee, the bill passed the full House 357-70 and now heads to the Senate.  Below is a look at what’s inside the bill, its prospects in the upper chamber, and what it means for the Main Street business community.

Bill’s Provisions

The Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act is centered on reversing several of the TCJA’s key revenue raisers. The bill allows for immediate expensing

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2024-02-01T14:46:15+00:00February 1, 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|