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Legislative Update: The Pre-Thanksgiving Edition

We’re tracking two key tax items at the moment – tax extenders and international reform.  Here’s our outlook for both. For extenders, Congress has once again ignored the needs of American businesses by delaying adoption of a multi-year extender package until the last possible moment.  What’s the point of encouraging businesses to invest in new equipment if those provisions are enacted only retroactively?  Not only does it undermine the policy, it creates a dynamic where pass through owners are required to overpay their taxes over the course of the year, draining money from their businesses and reducing their ability to ...

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By |2015-11-18T15:05:18+00:00November 18th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Legislative Update

It’s been a busy week.  First, Ways & Means Chair Paul Ryan yielded to a tremendous amount of peer pressure and agreed to run for Speaker.  The Republican Conference vote to replace departing Speaker John Boehner is set for October 28th and appears to be all but decided. And now Boehner made good on his promise to clear off a bunch of “must pass” items before he left, announcing last night a deal with the White House to 1) raise the debt limit through March of 2017, 2) increase the spending caps on defense and non-defense discretionary for 2016 and ...

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By |2015-10-27T22:09:01+00:00October 27th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Importance of Pass Throughs

Put on your "must read" list a new paper from our friends at the Tax Foundation highlighting the importance of pass-through businesses to jobs and employment. It's the best written and most comprehensive summary of the issue we've seen to date. Here's how it starts: Support for lowering the corporate tax rate - now the highest in the OECD - has been expressed by both Democrats and Republicans in order to improve the competitiveness of American businesses. However, they differ in their plans for the individual tax code. While Republicans have proposed lowering the top individual rate from 39.6 percent ...

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By |2014-02-28T19:47:41+00:00September 10th, 2013|The Washington Wire|0 Comments

Ways & Means Draft Strengthens S Corps

The Ways & Means Committee today released another in a series of "discussion drafts" outlining their plans for tax reform. This latest draft focuses on how to tax pass-through businesses -- those businesses organized as S corporations, partnerships, and sole proprietorships -- under a reformed code.In response to the draft, the S Corporation Association today released the following statement: "The S Corporation Association strongly applauds Chairman Camp and the Committee for their efforts. The Chairman is committed to a comprehensive reform of the tax code, and he's made clear that the Committee intends to conduct this reform in a transparent ...

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By |2014-06-04T19:05:52+00:00March 12th, 2013|The Washington Wire|0 Comments

Big Picture on Pass-Through Taxation

Our expectation for 2013 is continued guerrilla warfare on specific tax hike proposals coupled with the looming threat of larger tax hikes when Congress next addresses the debt limit. Add in the determination of both tax-writing committee chairmen to pursue comprehensive reform, and you have a good understanding of how we're going to spend our time over the next year: Working with the tax committees to make their tax reform proposals as business friendly as possible; Fighting the Administration's efforts to turn tax reform into another opportunity to raise taxes on Main Street Employers; and Fighting specific proposals to unfairly ...

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By |2014-06-04T19:18:18+00:00February 14th, 2013|The Washington Wire|0 Comments