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Tax Policy and Small Business

Earlier this week, the Wall Street Journal reviewed the most recent comments by Senator Barack Obama regarding his plans for tax policy.

As we noted in the past, the bias is for higher tax rates beginning sometime in the next Congress. This bias stems from the make-up of Congress and the scheduled expiration of the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts and exists regardless of who becomes President.

That said, the S corporation community should pay particular attention to some of the proposals put forward by the Obama campaign - specifically, his plan to raise marginal tax rates

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2019-02-06T18:06:07+00:00September 12, 2008|

Stimulus Boost to Senate Bill

The initial GDP estimate for the first quarter of 2008 (based on data from October, November and December 2007) came in yesterday at a very low 0.6%.

That’s a big reduction from the 4.9% increase in the 3rd quarter, and makes clear that the subprime and credit market problems that emerged beginning in August are reverberating through the broader economy.

Congress is responding. The House passed stimulus legislation on Tuesday by an overwhelming margin that would provide tax rebate checks to families of $1,200 per couple and $300 per child, as well as allowing businesses to write-off investments faster and banks to

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2019-02-06T18:43:58+00:00January 31, 2008|