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While many congressional observers predict that no significant tax legislation will be passed before the November election, several important measures have been introduced that would provide tax relief to small businesses. Three significant pieces of tax legislation that are currently under consideration in Congress are outlined below: Startup Act 2.0 This legislation would allow small businesses that are less than five years old and with annual receipts of less than $5 million to offset their payroll tax liability through the use of a refundable research and development tax credit. It would also increase the financial stability of these young companies by … Click to Read More

The House of Representatives is considering the Small Business Tax Cut Act of 2012, sponsored by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) on Thursday, April 19, 2012. It would reduce taxes on the adjusted gross income (AGI) of an estimated 22 million small businesses, defined as business with under 500 employees, by up to 20 percent next year. It could also add as much as $46 billion to the deficit. While President Obama is likely to veto the bill, Cantor’s argument is that the tax break, which would be $6,500 on average, could be a potent stimulus for the economy, … Click to Read More

A recent survey of a broad cross section of leading tax executives indicates that there is a low expectation within the business community for the passage of any important tax legislation during the remainder of 2012. Those surveyed believe that the main reason for this is the upcoming general election, along with the split in the houses of Congress. The Policy Forecast Survey under discussion was completed last month by top business tax executives selected from a wide range of US and multinational corporations. Most of the business tax executives polled in the recent survey indicated that they thought the … Click to Read More