“These targeted tax incentives will improve cash flow for small firms, which is critical for creating jobs and stimulating our economy, and help small businesses invest,” said Kerry, chairman of the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. “I applaud Sen. Max Baucus [D-Mont., pictured] for including these provisions which have bipartisan support, and look forward to working with my colleagues on the Finance Committee to finalize the economic stimulus package and get this much-needed assistance out to families and businesses as quickly as possible.”
Kerry’s bill, S. 2553, will increase the amount small businesses can write off their taxes for new investments this year from $125,000 to $200,000. It will also allow small firms a longer carryback period for net operating losses – increasing it from two to five years.
SOURCES: Politico.com [photo], U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship