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Busy Week in Washington

Lots of activity on tax policy with implications for S corporations this week.

On Monday, the White House held a forum on the expiring tax relief and its potential to hurt the economy if it is not extended. In preparation for the forum, Treasury issued a collection of issue summaries that focus on the importance of keeping tax rates low, including the top two individual tax rates most in danger of going up in the next Congress.

As friends of S-Corp know, the debate over the

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2019-02-06T18:06:08+00:00June 5, 2008|

Higher Tax Rates on Horizon

We’ve had numerous conversations in the past couple of weeks with S corporation owners about the tax outlook for the next couple of years, and it’s becoming apparent that the S-Corp community is underestimating the threat of higher tax rates on the horizon. With that in mind, here’s our best assessment of what to worry about, and when to worry about it.

First, in case you have not heard, all the major tax relief provisions enacted since 2001 will expire at the end of 2010 unless Congress acts to extend them. For S corporations, that means higher tax rates on your

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2019-02-06T18:43:59+00:00November 7, 2007|

Treasury Conference on Corporate Tax Policy

Your S-Corp Association friends attended the Treasury conference on corporate tax policy last week, rubbing shoulders with the Secretary of the Treasury, Alan Greenspan, and others. As expected, the bulk of the speakers focused on tax issues of most concern to Fortune 500 companies – the corporate rate, the treatment of foreign earnings, etc. There’s growing concern that our corporate tax rate is out of whack with the rest of the developed world and this forum served to highlight the benefits of a corporate tax rate cut.

One of the invited speakers, however, S-Corp ally John Satagaj from the Small Business

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2019-02-06T18:44:37+00:00August 1, 2007|

Debate Over Taxing Hedge Funds

Under the category of “We Told You So,” yesterday’s CongressDaily includes an analysis by Martin Vaughn that makes a point similar to the theme of our last Wire – that the debate over how to tax hedge funds is just the beginning of the debate over how to define and tax all sorts of income from ownership. Here’s how Martin sees it:

Forget Blackstone. Many smart people on both sides of the argument over whether to raise taxes on private equity and hedge fund managers’ profits see this as a proxy debate for whether the tax code should

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2019-02-06T18:44:37+00:00July 20, 2007|


For those who missed it, Monday’s Congress Daily does an excellent job of outlining the challenge confronting S Corporations and other flow-through businesses as Congress prepares to take up reconciliation, tax reform, an extension of expiring tax provisions, and other tax legislation this Congress. Continued interest by the press regarding the Joint Committee’s recommendation is a clear signal this issue is not going away & JCT and the Treasury Department’s Inspector General for Tax Administration have proposed changing the rules to ensure that payroll taxes are levied on all a firm’s income, regardless of how it is counted. Concern in

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2019-02-06T18:48:18+00:00August 11, 1005|