Some rough politics are on the horizon as Congress tries to divert the U.S. economy’s path away from the 2013 fiscal cliff. A small but not unimportant element in this effort is the passage of a tax extenders bill covering WOTC, empowerment zones and renewal communities, the research and development credit, and others similar tax incentives. (more…)
It’s been all over the news. The U. S. House and Senate agreed to pass a 2-month extension of the 2011 payroll tax reduction. Unfortunately, the tax extenders including WOTC, Research and Development and other important tax incentive programs were not included in this hotly contested legislation.
It is clear, however, that the White House and Senate leadership continue to support tax extenders, which are one of the Senate’s top priorities. (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…)
Congress passed the Continuing Resolution yesterday, providing funds to keep the government going through December 3rd. While many hoped the legislation would include Senator Baucus’ Tax Extenders Bill, those hopes were dashed. That, however, was not a surprise. (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…)
Recently, I’ve received inquiries about Congressional efforts to extend the expired Hurricane Katrina provision of the Work Opportunity Tax Credit Program. Here’s the latest as I understand it.
The Hurricane Katrina WOTC provision has NOT yet been extended. But it is part of the currently idle Baucus Job Creation and Tax Cuts Act — also known as the Baucus Tax Extenders bill. (more…)