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S Corporation Modernization Bill Reintroduced in House

Good news! Last week, S-Corp champions and Ways & Means Committee members Dave Reichert (R-WA) and Ron Kind (D-WI) introduced the latest version of the S Corporation Modernization Act of 2013. Designated H.R. 892, the bill seeks to improve the rules governing S corporations by making permanent the five years BIG holding period, allowing non-resident aliens to invest in S corporations through an EST, and reducing the sting of the “sting tax”, among other provisions.

Specifically, H.R.B 892 would make needed changes to keep S corporations competitive and ensuring continued success of America’s predominant private business model by:

2019-02-01T20:08:24+00:00March 4, 2013|

AMT and Corporate Tax Rates Together? Watch Out

As we have previously reported, Chairman Charlie Rangel has a deep interest in passing a permanent “fix” to the Alternative Minimum Tax. Meanwhile, Treasury Secretary Paulson has kicked-off efforts to cut the corporate tax rate in order to make our corporations more competitive on the world stage.

Now the word on the Hill is that these two unrelated agendas may collide in the next week or two at a Ways and Means Committee hearing, and possibly at the end of the year as a massive tax reform package.

As BNA reported last week (subscription required), Chairman

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2019-02-06T18:44:37+00:00September 25, 2007|


While the 109th Congress adjourned last weekend, the Democratic Leadership in the House has been busy this week planning for next year. Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi has announced nominees for key committees in the House including, of most interest to S-CORP members, the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee.

One of S-CORP’s priorities for 2007 will be to establish constituent relationships with these new committee members, to help further our legislative goals of modernizing S corp rules and blocking unwarranted tax increases. We would very much appreciate your contacting us (at nhawley@vennstrategies.com) if you have a presence in these districts:

B7 Rep. Earl

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2019-02-06T18:46:06+00:00January 15, 2007|

A New Congress Brings New Tax Writers

Last week marked the swearing-in of all new Members of Congress and the official change in control of the House and Senate from Republican to Democratic hands. House Democrats elected Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) Speaker of the House and Senate Democrats elected Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) Senate Majority Leader.

On the Republican side, leadership was also elected - Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) is the Minority Leader of the House and Rep. Roy Blunt (R-MO) is Minority Whip – final committee assignments were also announced. Republican members filled the remaining two vacancies on the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee with Reps. Patrick Tiberi

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2019-02-06T18:46:06+00:00January 9, 2007|

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|