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Rate Debate Update

The rate debate continues. Last week, the Senate failed to extend all the current tax rates and policies by a vote of 45-54. Two Republicans voted against the measure because of a refundable credit issue and one Republican missed the vote due to illness, but even if you adjust for those votes, the Senate still came up short of a majority for not raising taxes on employers during a period of severely high unemployment.

Very disappointing and something pass-through businesses and the markets should pay sharp attention to.

We expect better results today and tomorrow when the House votes on two related

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2019-02-01T20:12:58+00:00August 1, 2012|

Cliff Notes II

With less than 200 days left before Washington leads the economy over the fiscal cliff, the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) has offered up more evidence that Congress needs to act to extend the current tax rates for everyone, including those business owners with higher incomes. As Bloomberg reports:

President Barack Obama’s plan to raise tax rates for the top 2 percent of U.S. households would mean higher taxes on the people who report 53 percent of business income reported on individual returns, according to the Joint Committee on Taxation.

According to the JCT, in 2013 nearly 1 million

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2019-02-01T20:21:27+00:00June 20, 2012|