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S-Corp Organizes Defense of Family Business


Led by S-CORP, a coalition of fifteen small business trade associations sent letters last week to the Senate Finance and House Ways and Means Committees urging policymakers to protect the interests of family-owned businesses during the upcoming estate tax debate.
“Penalizing businesses simply because they are family-owned is inconsistent with good tax policy, it creates an unworkable framework with two conflicting definitions of fair market value, it makes it more difficult for these family businesses to be passed on from one generation to the next, and should be rejected by Congress,” the

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2019-02-06T17:21:55+00:00November 2, 2009|

Health Care Update

The idea of taxing high cost plans is relatively new, and there are many outstanding questions about how it would work. For example, how exactly how would this excise tax raise revenue? The Senate plan imposes a 40 percent excise tax on high value plans with a cumulative cost of more than $21,000. But medical loss ratios for private health insurance plans easily exceed 60 percent of premiums, so insurance companies confronted with a 40 percent excise tax will simply stop issuing those plans.


At the employer level, that means if an employer used to offer

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2019-02-06T17:21:55+00:00October 6, 2009|

S-Corp Modernization Bill Introduced in the House

Good news! Last week, S-CORP Champion Congressman Ron Kind (D-WI) introduced the “S Corporation Modernization Act of 2009.” Joining Congressman Kind in sponsoring the legislation were fellow Ways & Means Committee Members Wally Herger (R-CA), Allyson Schwartz (D-PA) and Dave Reichert (R-WA).

The legislation is the companion bill to legislation (S.996) introduced in the Senate earlier this year, and represents the priorities of the S Corporation Association for the 111th Congress, including a provision to make permanent the built-in

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2019-02-06T17:21:56+00:00June 25, 2009|

The Washington Post Discovers Small Employer

The Washington Post this week reported on an issue that shouldn’t come as a surprise for S-CORP readers: President Obama’s tax plans could hurt many of America’s small businesses. Small business owners who report their business profits on their personal income returns (like most small business owners do) are suddenly finding themselves classified as the “richest” Americans, and thereby subject to Obama’s tax increases. The Post explains:

Across the nation, many business owners are watching anxiously as the President undertakes expensive initiatives to overhaul health care and expand educational opportunities, while also reining

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2019-02-06T17:21:56+00:00April 28, 2009|

Obama’s Tax Plans Take Shape

President Obama released a 140-page outline of his budget today that reflects his revenue and spending priorities for the next couple of years.

Chief among these is a major change in federal health care policies. As made clear in his speech to Congress the other day, health care reform is first among the several big reforms on the table and his budget sets aside $634 billion of the estimated $1 trillion he plans to spend on the plan.

To raise the $634 billion, Obama calls for: 1) limiting itemized deductions for

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2019-02-06T17:22:35+00:00February 26, 2009|