Pass-Thru Employment Takes Center Stage

Robert Carroll’s study on pass-thru businesses continues to be a centerpiece in the tax policy discussion here in DC.

At yesterday’s Finance Committee hearing on the future of tax rates, Bill Rys from the National Federation of Independent Business did a great job of articulating just how many people work for pass-through businesses and why raising tax rates will hurt their ability to invest and create jobs. As Bill pointed out in his testimony:

Based on 2008 tax data, pass through businesses represented 95 percent of all business entities. These businesses employed a majority – 54 percent - of the total private

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