• Free Enterprise: House Small Business Leader Calls For Tax Extension, Spending Restraints
    Nov 29, 2010  - By Free Enterprise Congress should provide small business owners with certainty and extend the Bush tax rates for everyone, according to House Small Business Ranking Member Sam Graves (R-MO). “What the American people want is certainty, including dealing with the 2001-2003 tax policy,” Graves to... More
  • Bloomberg Business Week: Small Business: Still Waiting for Recovery
    Nov 19, 2010  - By John Tozzi; Bloomberg Business Week The recovery that began in the middle of last year hasn't reached small businesses yet. While corporate profits approach pre-recession levels, income at small private companies is recovering much more slowly, according to data from the Bureau of Economic Ana... More
  • Wall Street Journal: Tax Hikes and the Small Business Job Machine
    Nov 17, 2010  - By John Engler and Jerry Howard; Wall Street Journal  Speaking at his first cabinet meeting after the midterm election, President Obama repeated his familiar call for extending the current tax rates for middle-class families. He also vowed to support business. "We've got to provide businesses som... More
  • Portfolio: It's Main Street vs. Wall Street at the Fed
    Nov 16, 2010  - By Steve Rosenbush; Portfolio Conservative lawmakers and economists are pressing the Federal Reserve to drop its monetary-driven agenda for promoting economic growth in favor of the small-business platform of lower taxes and less regulation. The Wall Street Journal reported Monday that a growing ... More
  • Financial Times: US Banks See Demand for Business Loans Drop
    Nov 9, 2010  - By Robin Harding; Financial Times Bank loan officers say that demand for loans from small US companies fell in the past three months, casting doubt on how much the Federal Reserve can stimulate the economy. Twenty-nine per cent of banks said that demand for loans from companies with sales belo... More
  • Fox Business: How Higher Taxes Will Impact Your Small Business
    Oct 28, 2010  - By Gail Buckner; Fox Business What’s the most common form of business in this country?  (Hint: it’s not “corporation.”)  In fact, the United States is the only developed nation in the world where the majority of companies are not what the IRS calls “C” corporations -- the kind that make up the S&... More
  • Christian Science Monitor: IRS Targets Small Businesses
    Oct 28, 2010  - By Jeff Cornwall; Christian Science Monitor The IRS seems to have it in for small businesses these days. There is the new rule recently passed that require the issuance of 1099's for any purchase over $600. Many fear that this is lays the groundwork for an additional new tax system based on a V... More
  • Bloomberg News: Employers in U.S. Start Bracing for Higher Tax Withholding
    Oct 27, 2010  - By Timothy Homan; Bloomberg News Employers in the U.S. are starting to warn their workers to prepare for slimmer paychecks if Congress fails to vote on an extension of Bush-era tax cuts. “I’ve been doing payroll for probably close to 30 years now, and never have we seen something like this wher... More
  • The Hill: IRS Continues To Dodge Questions On 1099 Rule
    Oct 26, 2010  - By Jaf Heflin; The Hill Despite repeated requests from House Small Business Committee ranking member Sam Graves (R-Mo.) for how the IRS intends to implement the 1099 reporting rule, IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman continues to decline to provide him the information. "I am extremely disappointe... More
  • Dayton Daily News: Tax Rule in Health Care Law Could Increase Small Business Paperwork
    Oct 25, 2010  - By Randy Tucker; Dayton Daily News Miami Valley small business owners fear they could find themselves buried in additional paperwork stemming from a new tax rule attached to the Health Care Act. Set to take effect in 2012, the provision would require all businesses, no matter how small, to submi... More