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House Democrats Release Tax Legislative Blueprint for the Build Back Better Plan
Posted by Eric Strawder on Mon, Sep 27, 2021 @ 11:06 AM

The House Ways and Means Committee released discussion drafts that detail various tax increases or incentives for their version of President Biden’s “Build Back Better” infrastructure plan. These discussion drafts are organized into two “Committee Print” summaries, with one pertaining to green energy and social safety incentives, and the other pertaining to corporate and individual tax increases.


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Topics: Taxes, Indivdual Taxes, Eric Strawder, Employee Retention Credits, Stimulus, Biden, Joe Biden, green energy, “Build Back Better” infrastructure plan

4 Tax Moves to Consider if Planning for M&A
Posted by Kevin Eagan on Fri, Sep 24, 2021 @ 02:09 PM

Merger and acquisition (M&A) activity continues to be strong in 2021 as companies on the buy-side and sell-side take advantage of favorable market conditions and a rebounding post-pandemic economy. If M&A activity is in the cards for your business, you need to understand how recent tax developments could affect your strategy. Read on to discover tax moves and considerations that will help you make the most of your planned transaction.

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Topics: m&a, merger & acquisition, Taxes, mergers and acquisition, post-pandemic

House Sets Stage for Biden Tax Plan by Passing $3.5 Trillion Budget Resolution
Posted by Bill Smith and Nate Smith on Thu, Aug 26, 2021 @ 02:24 PM

The House of Representatives passed a fiscal 2022 budget resolution (H. Res. 601) on August 24 that paves the way for President Biden’s “Build Back Better” (BBB) plan to be passed into law, potentially by the end of September.

Included in the $3.5 trillion bill are infrastructure programs to fight climate change, expand education access, and expand Medicare, with new funding “pay-fors” coming from tax increases on corporations and individuals with higher incomes. It is designed pursuant to the Senate’s budget reconciliation procedures, which enables the resulting budget reconciliation bill to pass in the Senate with a simple majority vote.

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Topics: Taxes, excess business loss limitation, American Jobs Plan, AJP, American Families Plan, Build Back Better, Step-Up in Basis, Long-Term Capital Gains, AFP, Budget Resolution, BBB Plan

Biden Administration Provides Further Details on Tax Plan
Posted by Bill Smith and Nate Smith on Fri, Jun 11, 2021 @ 12:18 PM

On May 28 the Treasury Department released the General Explanations of the Administration’s Fiscal Year 2022 Revenue Proposals. This document, traditionally known as the Green Book, outlines in greater detail the Administration’s tax proposals which were initially previewed in the American Jobs Plan and the American Families Plan. President Biden’s proposals, if enacted, would have a wide ranging impact on wealthy individuals and on businesses.

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Topics: Taxes, excess business loss limitation, American Jobs Plan, AJP, American Families Plan, Build Back Better, Green Book, Treasury Department’s Green Book, infrastructure

Strategies to Decrease the Impact of Business Tax Increases
Posted by Kevin Eagan on Thu, May 6, 2021 @ 12:52 PM

The Biden administration recently announced plans to raise taxes on corporations and other businesses, including tax increases on some pass-through business owners. With these tax increases a possibility, it may be wise to start thinking about steps and strategies to lessen the impact of hikes of a tax rate. These options generally look to accelerate income and delay deductions, which is the opposite of conventional wisdom.

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Topics: Taxes, Tax Reform, pass-through entities, C Corporation

Biden’s American Families Plan Enhances Child Care and Education, Targets Wealthy Taxpayers
Posted by Bill Smith and Nate Smith on Thu, Apr 29, 2021 @ 10:18 AM

President Biden’s $1.8 trillion American Families Plan (AFP) represents the second installment of his “Build Back Better” campaign plan, and would more prominently position the government’s role in society. While his $2.3 trillion American Jobs Plan (AJP) would finance infrastructure spending primarily through additional taxes on corporations, the AFP has “wealthy” individual taxpayers footing the bill for child care and education spending. Congress must first agree on a strategy to formalize both the AFP and the AJP in legislation before it hones in on negotiations over the provisions from these two plans. But before the prospects are explored for the AFP becoming law, an analysis of its key components is in order.

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Topics: Taxes, excess business loss limitation, American Jobs Plan, AJP, American Families Plan, Build Back Better, Step-Up in Basis, Long-Term Capital Gains, AFP

How Quickly Can President Biden Pass His American Jobs Plan?
Posted by Bill Smith on Thu, Apr 8, 2021 @ 03:58 PM

President Biden recently unveiled his $2.29 trillion dollar plan to invest in transportation infrastructure and other capital projects, The American Jobs Plan (AJP). Although designed to stimulate the economy, the AJP may come with unfavorable tax provisions. Biden’s proposed eight-year AJP would be funded over the next 15 years through increases to corporate taxes and changes to U.S.-international business taxation. These permanent tax increases would offset the cost of the infrastructure and capital projects, and would begin to reduce federal deficits thereafter.

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Topics: Taxes, COVID19, tax extension, Coronavirus, American Jobs Plan, AJP, Reconciliation, Budget Reconciliation

IRS Extends Filing Season for Individual Taxpayers to May 17
Posted by Bill Smith on Thu, Mar 18, 2021 @ 06:35 PM

On March 17, the IRS announced that the tax filing and payment due date for individual taxpayers is postponed until May 17. Lawmakers and lobbying groups previously sought a longer postponement, but the additional one month provides welcome relief to many.

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Topics: IRS, Taxes, COVID19, tax extension, Coronavirus, tax day

Biden Administration’s $1.9 Trillion Stimulus Plan Outlined
Posted by Bill Smith on Thu, Jan 28, 2021 @ 06:17 PM

The new Biden administration has many priorities and some ambitious goals. Perhaps none is more immediate than an additional stimulus package to mitigate the deepening impact of a pandemic that has dragged on for nearly a year. After months of declines, initial jobless claims rose again in December to 782,000, which remains above the previous record of 665,000 set in March 2009 (excluding years prior to 1967 when unemployment was measured differently). State legislatures may also implement additional spending cuts in the coming months that could also lead to deleterious effects on unemployment.

With these challenges in mind, it is time to look at the Biden administration’s “American Rescue Plan” to aid in the economic recovery.

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Topics: IRS, Taxes, Election, Tax Reform, COVID19, Coronavirus, Stimulus, #taxplan, Covid vaccine, loans and grants

4 Tax and Legislative Developments to Monitor in the New Legislative Session
Posted by Bill Smith on Wed, Jan 13, 2021 @ 12:44 PM

Amid a chaotic week in Washington D.C., final election results came in that determined the composition of the Senate. Both Georgia Senate seats went to the Democratic candidates, which tipped the balance of power in the Senate to the Democratic party, with Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris presiding as the presumed tie-breaking vote in a chamber evenly split 50-50. This assumes that the Senate Democrats vote along party lines, which is far from certain.

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Topics: election year, IRS, Taxes, Election, Tax Reform, senate, COVID19, Coronavirus, Republican Party, Biden, Harris, #taxplan, Filibuster, democratic party, Legislative Session

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