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Owner Beware: Tax Gimmicks Can Hinder Financing Options

Owner Beware: Tax Gimmicks Can Hinder Financing Options

NSBA partner Dealstruck outlines the problems in utilizing too many tax deductions and potentially showing a zero income—something that could seriously hinder a small-business owner’s ability to garner financing.

House Bill Introduced to Modernize SBA Loan Process

Last week, House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-Mo.) introduced legislation to simplify the loan application process for SBA loans by mandating they allow the use of e-signature and electronic records.

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Treasury Department Issues Rules on Corporate Inversions

Earlier this week, Treasury and the IRS released guidance aimed at reducing the tax benefits of corporate tax inversions, while Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew continues to urge Congress to act on this issue.

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NSBA Board Discusses Crowdfunding, Social Media

NSBA leadership met earlier this week in Chicago and heard from a host of experts on key issues facing small business, specifically crowdfunding and the importance of social media.

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Government Remains Funded, Lawmakers Return Home

Late last week, Congress passed the FY 2015 CR which will fund the government through Dec. 11 at current levels. Both chambers are now on recess until after the midterm elections in November.

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Action Moves Forward on Continuing Resolution

The House is set to vote soon on a 10-week CR to keep the government running beyond Sept. 30, and includes language on ISIL. The Senate is expected to pass the measure quickly after the House.

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Ex-Im Bank Will Get Short-Term Reauthorization

Included in the stopgap funding bill to keep the government running after the end of the month, likely to be voted on in the coming day or two, is a nine-month extension for Ex-Im Bank, which is set to expire on Sept. 30.

Ex-Im is an independent federal agency that helps create and maintain U.S. jobs by filling gaps in private export financing at no cost to American taxpayers. Ex-Im provides a variety of financing mechanisms, including working capital financing, export-credit insurance and financial guarantees to help foreign buyers purchase U.S. goods and services.

The continuing resolution (CR) which will likely be voted on either today or tomorrow,

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House Hearing with SBA Administrator

Last week, the House Committee on Small Business held a hearing on the SBA examining its ability to most effectively benefit America’s small businesses and bolster their role in the economy – the sole witness was Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet.

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NLRB Pushes Back Against Arbitration

Recently, a NLRB judge against UnitedHealth Group Inc.’s employee arbitration agreement requiring employees to go through individual arbitration vs. a class action suit.

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Save the Date: Small Business Congress Feb. 19-20

Mark your calendar for NSBA’s 2015 Small Business Congress in Phoenix, Arizona Feb. 19-20 where small-business leaders will network  and develop a small-business agenda for upcoming session of Congress.

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