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Camp Draft Released

Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) released his long-awaited tax plan yesterday.  The Chairman has worked hard to put out a plan that addresses the biggest challenges faced by the tax code, and he should be applauded for keeping this effort alive.

From day one, Camp has been our lead in promoting comprehensive reform that addresses both the individual and the corporate tax codes.  Such an approach was needed if pass-through businesses like S corporations and LLCs were going to be treated in an even handed manner. This priority of leveling the playing field was embraced by our Main

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2019-02-01T20:05:24+00:00February 27, 2014|

Administration Offers Corporate Tax Reform

The Administration released its outline for “business” tax reform today. Described by its authors as more than a set of principles but less than a fully-realized plan, the 22-page joint Treasury-White House release raises more questions for us than it answers.

Core to the plan is a reduction in the top corporate tax rate from 35 to 28 percent. Pass-through businesses would not benefit from the rate reduction. Manufacturing businesses would see a further reduction down to 25 percent through the use of a manufacturing deduction. Advanced manufacturing would receive a yet more generous deduction.

To offset the cost of the lower

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2019-02-01T20:21:28+00:00February 22, 2012|

Ryan on S-Corps and Taxes

Earlier this morning, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) cited from our Ernst & Young study to defend Main Street businesses. We had been in to see Chairman Ryan back during our annual Board meeting. Apparently, our message connected!

As the Chairman notes:

“We don’t think raising tax rates in 2013 is helping the economy today. Not only is the actual rate going to 39.6, when you take the other stuff that was in Obamacare and everything else, the effective marginal tax rate goes to 44.8 percent. Here is the problem: 54 percent of workers in America get their jobs from

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2019-02-01T20:48:05+00:00July 15, 2011|

Small Business and Tax Rates — The Debate Continues

The advocates over at the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) issued a new study last week demonstrating, once again, how few “real” small businesses would be adversely affected by raising the top two income tax rates back to their old 39.6 and 36 percent levels. As their study states:

“Some critics of the President’s budget charge that his proposals to roll back tax breaks for taxpayers with incomes over $250,000 would harm small businesses. In fact, only 8.9 percent of people with any

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2019-02-06T17:22:35+00:00March 4, 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|