Tax Reform

March 14th, 2024 by

by Karen Kerrigan –  The Consumer Price Index showed that inflation ticked higher for February (+0.4 percent), which followed an increase in January. Even the White House had to acknowledge that consumers and business owners continue to face challenges. America’s small business owners are doing all they can to tackle inflationary pressures, but they can […]

January 5th, 2024 by

by Raymond J. Keating – Yes, taxes matter to entrepreneurship and small businesses, as is clear in SBE Council’s latest “Small Business Check Up Survey.” In turn, that means that taxes matter to our economy, to income growth and to job creation. When asked in the SBE Council survey about their top-3 economic issues, 18 […]

March 13th, 2023 by

Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses Would Suffer by Raymond J. Keating – If you’re concerned about the state of entrepreneurship and the economy, then President Biden’s proposed tax increases must be rejected immediately.  Most troubling, the Biden tax increases would reduce resources and incentives for investing in startups and expanding businesses.Indeed, the list of tax increases […]

September 27th, 2022 by

by Raymond J. Keating – Whatever one would like to say – positive or negative – about former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, he clearly was pushing tax policy in the wrong direction. But the United Kingdom’s new prime minister, Liz Truss, along with the new chancellor of the exchequer, Kwasi Kwartengis, are turning tax policy […]

August 31st, 2022 by

by Raymond J. Keating – For those of us concerned about the economy and the impact that public policy has on entrepreneurs, businesses, investors and workers, it’s easy to get depressed these days. After all, President Biden and the majorities in Congress seem intent on implementing damaging policies, from more federal spending to increased regulation […]

July 7th, 2022 by

SMALL BUSINESS INSIDER By Barbara Weltman – It had been a long-standing rule that sellers were required to collect and remit sales tax on transactions only in states in which they had a physical presence, such as an office or warehouse. In 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court in South Dakota v. Wayfair upended this rule […]

March 29th, 2022 by

SMALL BUSINESS INSIDER If President Biden has his way, the Biden economy promises to be quite grim.  By Raymond J. Keating – President Joe Biden is back with tax proposals that make no economic sense, but hold appeal to those who wallow in class-warfare, get-the-rich politics. While entrepreneurs, businesses, investors and workers struggle with the […]

March 4th, 2022 by

SMALL BUSINESS INSIDER   by Raymond J. Keating – It’s often said that inflation is the hidden tax. That is true, as inflation, which is an ongoing increase in the general price level, eats away at the purchasing power of the dollar. Inflation means that a dollar tomorrow is worth less than a dollar today. […]

January 19th, 2022 by

Taxes have a very real impact on the decisions made by individuals, families, entrepreneurs, businesses and investors. The result is simple: The more you tax something, the less of it you will get. That’s not exactly an earth-shattering declaration, that is, unless one swims in the waters of politics. There are plenty of elected officials […]

November 24th, 2021 by

Perhaps the White House and Congress will take note. by Raymond J. Keating –  On November 18, Governor Roy Cooper of North Carolina signed a state budget into law. That budget included a bold tax relief package that, when fully implemented, will make North Carolina one of the most attractive states in the nation to […]

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