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IRS Announces Delay on HRA Penalties

IRS Announces Delay on HRA Penalties

Last week, the IRS announced a delay in the enforcement of penalties on companies that continue to provide Health Reimbursement Accounts.

NSBA Survey: Small-Business Outlook Vastly Improved

NSBA today released the 2014 Year-End Economic Report which shows that today, more small-business owners are anticipating economic expansion in the coming year than at any point in the last seven years.

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House Passes Permanent Expensing Bill

Last week, the House passed the America’s Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2015, which would make permanent the now-expired enhanced small business expensing limit of $500,000.

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House to Vote on Several Permanent Tax Extenders

Later this week, the House will vote on several bills that would permanently extend now-expired tax provisions including increased section 179 expensing and tax relief for S corporations.

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President’s 2016 Budget Released

Earlier this week, President Obama released his FY 2016 budget which outlines a number of proposals that could impact small businesses on topics including tax reforms, SBA lending, immigration reform, cybersecurity and sequestration.

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Permanent Expensing Bill Introduced in the House

Earlier this week, Reps. Pat Tiberi (R-Ohio) and Ron Kind (D-Wis.) reintroduced the bipartisan America’s Small Business Tax Relief Act to permanently extend increased Section 179 expensing.

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Taxpayer Advocate Releases Annual Report

The National Taxpayer Advocate the 2014 annual report to Congress, which expresses concern that taxpayers this year are likely to receive the worst levels of taxpayer service since at least 2001.

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Obama Unveils Middle-Class Tax Proposal

During the course of the past few days, President Barack Obama has outlined his tax proposal that calls for giving an estimated $175 billion in tax breaks to middle-class taxpayers and would make community college free for two years.

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Small Business Reaction to State of the Union Address

Tonight’s State of the Union Address from President Barack Obama held mixed implications for America’s small business: NSBA applauds the President’s efforts to expand global trade opportunities but is wary of tax reform proposals that leave out the overwhelming majority of small firms.

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Small Business Congress Early-Bird Deadline Extended

NSBA has just extended to Jan. 26 its early-bird discount deadline for the 2015 Small Business Congress, held in Phoenix, Arizona Feb. 19-20, where attendees will explore the intersection economic policy and business best practices.

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