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Oct. 27, 2017

[Send a letter to your representatives right now urging them to protect working and middle class Americans and small businesses that depend on tax policies such as the Like Kind Exchange (Section 1031) provision and interest deducti...

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Like-Kind Exchange Stakeholder Coalition Letter to Orrin Hatch, Senate Finance Committee Chair

Aug. 21, 2017

July 17, 2017 The Honorable Orrin Hatch ChairmanSenate Committee on Finance219 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Dear Chairman Hatch:      In response to your request for comments from stakeholders on tax...

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FEA Letter to Senate Finance Committee

Aug. 4, 2017

"IRC §1031 is a powerful economic stimulator that is grounded in sound tax policy. The non-recognition provision is premised on the requirement that the taxpayer demonstrates continuity of investment in qualifying replacement proper...

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85% of Corporate Tax Dept. Say Tax Reform Proposal is "Biggest Challenge" of the Year

Aug. 2, 2017

"Bloomberg BNA surveyed more than 250 tax professionals who work at the manager level or above for their corporate tax departments... The most fundamental challenge facing corporate tax departments is the potential overhaul of the U...

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Rep. Steve Stivers (R-Ohio) Takes a Stand for the 1031 Exchange

July 20, 2017

"Talk of tax reform is ever-present in Washington these days, with legislators looking under every rock they can find to raise revenue for an overhaul of the tax code. It’s a good conversation to have, but it’s easy to lose sight...

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Even the House Freedom Caucus Opposes Full Expensing

July 9, 2017

The White House is starting the next phase of its tax reform push with the expected launch of a formal set of listening sessions with industry groups.  Members of the House Freedom Caucus called on congressional leaders Friday to introd...

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Not Just Progressives: Koch Industries Study Targets Full Expensing Proposal in House GOP Tax Plan

July 9, 2017

"Full expensing is [Koch Industries'] new target, according to a study from the company. Lowering corporate tax rates is a more effective way to spur economic growth than full expensing, which allows companies to immediately deduct...

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WP Explains the Impossible Math of Trump Budget

May 24, 2017

"What the budget proposal does, Furman said, is include the expected gains from the tax cuts without accounting for the losses. In other words, if the tax plan is revenue-neutral, there would be $2 trillion in additional revenue from economic...

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House Tax Reform Blueprint Could Bring 28% Home Equity Loss & $800+ Per Year Increase in Taxes

May 19, 2017

Not only does the House Blueprint for Tax Reform propose to eliminate business interest deductions—effectively introducing a new tax on the interest that small business borrowers already pay out to the big banks&mdas...

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GOP Tax Blueprint Would Raise the Cost of Capital and Reduce Investment, According to Goldman Sachs!

May 1, 2017

We often focus on the negative impacts that the House GOP Tax Blueprint, and its proposal to allow "Full Expensing," will have on home owners, seniors, the environment, real estate professionals, tax revenue...

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