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S Corp Payroll Tax Hike Resurfaces

Last week, Senate Democrats released a paper highlighting a dozen tax increases they would like to use to offset spending cuts in the current budget negotiations. As Politico reported:

Tax expenditures topping the list include the deduction corporations take when they move operations overseas and the carried interest loophole, which allows private equity and some other investment advisers to pay the lower capital gains tax rate on some of their income.

Also on the list is our old nemesis, the S corporation payroll tax hike. Labeled the Edwards Loophole by Republicans and the Gingrich Loophole by Democrats, the issue is

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2019-02-01T20:19:39+00:00November 14, 2013|

S Corporations and the Estate Tax

With a large fraction of the tax code expiring in the next couple of years, the big surprise may be the growing consensus for compromise over the estate tax. The estate tax is scheduled to go away in 2011 followed by its return in 2011 with a top rate of 55 percent and a $1 million exemption per spouse.

How did the estate tax, perhaps the most contentious and divisive of taxes, get to the head of the line of possible compromises? A couple of factors appear to be in play.

For legislators who support full repeal, the prospect of allowing the

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2019-02-06T18:06:08+00:00June 26, 2008|

Senator Clinton’s Tax Policies – Bad for S Corporations

Recently, we reviewed Senator Obama’s tax policies and how they might impact S corporations should he become President. What about Senator Clinton? If she becomes President, how would her tax policies impact small and closely-held businesses?

In general, Senator Clinton has opposed the rate relief and other tax reductions enacted over the past eight years. As she told one audience:

I want to restore the tax rates we had in the ’90s. That means raising taxes on corporations and wealthy individuals. I want to keep the middle-class tax cuts, and I want to start making changes that will save us money, save

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2019-02-06T18:43:57+00:00March 31, 2008|

Obama and S Corporations

The Texas and Ohio presidential primaries are dominating the news today, so we thought web d take a look at the candidatesb tax policies and see how they would affect S corporations.B B Web ll start with Illinois Senator Barack Obama.

So would an Obama presidency be good for S Corps?B Hereb s a quick summary of his positions and how they might affect Main Street.

Income Tax Rates:B Obama supports letting the top tax rates revert to their pre-2001 levels.B In other words, the top tax rate would rise from 35 back

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2019-02-06T18:43:57+00:00March 4, 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|