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Senators Snowe and Enzi Take On Small Business Tax Hike

The payroll tax hike in the House-passed extenders bill moves to the front burner in the Senate this week.

Senators Olympia Snowe (R-ME) and Mike Enzi (R-WY) introduced an amendment late last week to strike the provision from the bill. As a potential swing vote on the overall package, Snowe’s opposition in particular is sure to catch Leadership’s eye.

“At a time when Congress continues to dither on enacting a small business jobs bill, Section 413 is a poison pill in this tax bill, robbing American small businesses of the capital they need to create new, good-paying jobs,” Senator Snowe said in

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2019-02-06T17:20:59+00:00June 14, 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|

109th Congress Concludes Business

Out with the Old Challenges

Last week the House and Senate wrapped up the 109th Congress by approving a “continuing resolution” to fund the federal government through February 15th. Doing so leaves major 2007 spending decisions to the new Democratic-controlled Congress when they convene in January.

The House and Senate also approved a $45 million tax bill that extends for two years popular to tax benefits, such as the Research and Development and Work Opportunity Tax Credits, many of which expired at the end of last year. This comprehensive package also included an energy tax title that extended, again for two years,

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2019-02-06T18:46:06+00:00December 11, 2006|


Real quick, here’s what we’re hearing on the prospects of tax legislation moving when Congress returns next week:

Congressmen Hastert, Boehner, and Thomas are gathering today to decide what the House tax bill should look like. As we’ve previously reported, the best guess is a narrow bill that extends for a couple years expiring tax provisions like the R&D tax credit, together with some non-controversial trade proposals. Targeted provisions outside the usual extenders may get included, but that’s not clear right now.

On the Senate side, the limiting factor appears to be whatever can get adopted by voice vote. With the Senate

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2019-02-06T18:47:18+00:00December 1, 2006|


The “Lame Duck” session of Congress convened this week to tackle a number of organizational and legislative priorities. The 109th Congress must wrap up the remaining 2007 fiscal year spending bills or at least pass a “continuing resolution” to fund the government through the rest of the fiscal year while also preparing for the 110th Congress with leadership elections and committee assignments.

Yesterday Senate Democrats voted for leadership positions electing Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) as the new Majority Leader and Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) as Assistant Majority Leader. The Senate Democratic Steering Committee also tentatively announced which Democrats will serve on

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2019-02-06T18:47:18+00:00November 15, 2006|