Tax Reform

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 […]

December 2nd, 2017 by

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. –  Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan issued the following statement following passage of the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” by the United States Senate: “Passage of this significant tax legislation is very good news for entrepreneurs, small business owners and their workforce. The […]

December 1st, 2017 by

December 1, 2017 Dear United States Senator: The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) and our more than 100,000 members nationwide strongly support the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.  The bill provides significant and long overdue tax relief to America’s entrepreneurs, and will fuel strong economic growth that will help boost the revenues and […]

December 1st, 2017 by

More Growth, Capital, Entrepreneurship, Opportunity Washington, D.C. – On November 29, the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) hosted an event on Capitol Hill with more than 100 small business owners.  These entrepreneurs from Wisconsin, Tennessee, Maine, West Virginia, Kentucky and other states, met with their U.S. Senators to urge passage of the Tax […]

November 29th, 2017 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Clearly, one of the hot topics swirling around the current tax relief effort is the tax treatment of pass-through businesses, such as S-Corps, LLCs, sole proprietorships, and partnerships. These, of course, are overwhelmingly small businesses. The House and Senate plans both would reduce the individual income tax rate as applied to […]

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