Tax Reform

December 19th, 2017 by

Sustained and strong economic growth, more entrepreneurship and small business growth, more opportunity and quality jobs for America Washington, D.C. – Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan issued the following statement in response to U.S. House passage of H.R. 1, the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act:” “Our nation and […]

December 19th, 2017 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Congress is poised to finally vote on major tax relief. While no major piece of legislation is ever perfect, the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” conference report ranks as a solid bill that will help the economy and be a clear net positive for small businesses. Consider seven clear plusses for small businesses […]

December 18th, 2017 by

Dear Member of the United States Congress: America’s burdensome and non-competitive tax system has long been a major challenge and top issue of concern for our nation’s small businesses and entrepreneurs.  The “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” (H.R. 1) finally changes that by providing significant tax relief.  The pro-growth provisions in H.R. 1 are exactly […]

December 18th, 2017 by

The House and Senate have each passed their versions of the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.” A conference committee will now work out the differences and develop a consensus package, which will then be voted upon by each chamber. President Trump wants to sign a tax bill this year. Here are some of the key […]

December 15th, 2017 by

by Raymond J. Keating- According to the Federal Reserve, industrial production (that is, the actual output in manufacturing, mining, and electric and gas utilities industries) expanded by 0.2 percent in November. This follows on an upwardly revised expansion of 1.2 percent for October, and is the third consecutive month of growth. In terms of manufacturing output, […]

December 13th, 2017 by

NEWS Washington, D.C. – Today, the House-Senate conference committee hosted a public meeting to debate and discuss the differences between the two versions of the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” and President Trump hosted middle-class families at the White House for a speech on tax reform. The positive movement continues on tax reform, but Democrats are […]

December 13th, 2017 by

by Raymond J. Keating- The U.S. Senate-passed “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” would allow for oil and natural gas production in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). That would be a clear positive for the state of Alaska, for small businesses, and the economy. In a joint statement released by Alaska’s three Members of Congress – […]

December 12th, 2017 by

by Raymond J. Keating- One of the most significant step being taken in both the U.S. Senate and House of Representative’s tax plans is reducing the corporate income tax rate from 35 percent – second highest on the planet, as noted in an SBE Council report – to 20 percent. The benefits of such a […]

December 7th, 2017 by

On December 5, we hosted a media teleconference call where SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan and chief economist Ray Keating covered specifics of the two tax reform bills advanced by the House and Senate, and the need for reform and relief for our economy and entrepreneurial success.  Entrepreneurs Derek Volk, owner of Volk […]

December 5th, 2017 by

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                   CONTACT: Katie Lee   **MEDIA ADVISORY** Small Business Owners Weigh In: Tax Reform Bills Will Boost Competitiveness, Sustainability WASHINGTON, DC – On Wednesday, December 6th at 1:00 P.M. ET, the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) will host a media conference call to discuss ways the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” will boost […]

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