Someone asked me recently (1) if the District of Columbia enterprise zone is considered to be a federal empowerment zone and (2) if all residents of the District of Columbia would be eligible employees for purposes of the empowerment zone employment credit.
There are ways in which the Washington DC zone is not exactly like other empowerment zones. For purposes of the empowerment zone employment credit, however, it’s a relatively simple concept. (more…)
As reported by Jamie Dupree Washington Insider, Senate Majority Leader Harry Read’s office has released a summary of elements included in the Senate’s version of the tax compromise between President Obama and Congressional Republicans. The list is long and may include other provision of interest to you. For my purposes, however, this post focuses on employment-based tax incentives (and the much prized R&D credit). (more…)
While the President’s and other government websites do not yet reflect an updated status for the bill, we were able to get this odd photograph from the President’s September Photos of the Day page. The caption reads, “President Barack Obama greets small business owners after signing the Small Business Bill in the East Room of the White House, September 27, 2010.” (more…)
According to House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (Dem) the U.S. House of Representatives will vote on the Small Business Jobs Bill next week. HR 5297 was passed by the Senate earlier this week, and sent back to the House for approval. It is believed that if the bill passes the House this time, it will also be signed by President Obama. (more…)
The U.S. Senate has passed HR 5297, the Small Business Jobs Bill, by a vote of 61-37. The bill, which will be highly beneficial to some of my clients, must now go back to the House of Representatives for reconsideration there.
If passed into law, this bill will include a number of provisions relevant to hiring-based tax incentives like the Work Opportunity Tax Credit and the federal Empowerment Zone Employment Credit. (more…)