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New Year – New Challenges

Happy New Year! As we’re preparing for the new Congress and the new challenges it brings, we would like to once again thank you for your continued support of the S Corporation Association and to emphasize the important work we do in defense of the S-Corp community.

Perhaps the best that can be said about 2010 is that it showed consistent improvement. The year started with a horrible economy and policy clouds on the horizon. And though some of those policies were enacted – the new 3.8 percent tax on S corporation income, for example – many were defeated and the

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2019-02-04T15:46:13+00:00January 18, 2011|

Baucus Substitute, Part II

After falling 15 votes shy of the 60 needed to close debate and move forward on the “extender plus” package, Finance Chairman Max Baucus offered up a second substitute last evening and Senator Reid immediately filed a cloture motion to end debate. That motion requires 60 votes and the vote would take place on Friday.

The new Baucus substitute is “slimmer” than the previous effort and apparently was designed to mirror the deficit impact of the House-passed bill. As such, its goal is not only to attract 60 votes in the Senate, but also to pass the House as well. As

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2019-02-06T17:20:59+00:00June 17, 2010|

Payroll Tax Hikes Back On The Agenda

Last week, the S corporation community was put on high alert when we received word that an S corporation payroll tax increase similar to the provision from the old Rangel Mother bill (H.R. 3970) was being discussed as an offset to the extender package. The “Mother” provision (see Sec. 1211) would apply payroll taxes to all the service-related income of active shareholders of S corporations primarily engaged in service businesses. While we anticipate that the language of any new provision will differ somewhat from its 2007 predecessor, the general concept remains the same. As CongressDaily

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2019-02-06T17:21:00+00:00April 27, 2010|

Senate S Corp Modernization Act Introduced!

Good news for the S corporation community! Senators Blanche Lincoln (D-AR), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Gordon Smith (R-OR) and Ben Cardin (D-MD) introduced the S Corporation Modernization Act of 2008, S. 3063, last evening.

The introduction of this legislation helps us move forward on our list of priority reforms, including critical relief from the built-in gains and passive investment rules while expanding the list of potential S corporation shareholders to allow for direct investment from foreign sources and retirement vehicles.

As S-Corp readers know, Senator Lincoln has been a long-time champion of our issues. In her statement introducing the bill, she made clear

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2019-02-06T18:06:08+00:00May 23, 2008|

IRS Issues Guidance on S Corporation Rules and Definitions

Yesterday, the IRS released a set of proposed regulations to clarify S corporation family shareholder rules as well as definitions of “powers of appointment” and “potential current beneficiaries” of ESBTs. Changes were also made to Treasury regulations in accordance with the Small Business Job Protection Act of 1996.

The IRS is encouraging public comments on these changes, which must be submitted to the IRS for review by Dec. 27, 2007. A hearing to discuss the proposed regulations is currently scheduled for Jan. 16, 2008 at 10:00am. Comments,

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2019-02-06T18:44:37+00:00September 28, 2007|