The Top Ten Congressional Priorities to Small Businesses

By NSBA, Special for  USDR.

The National Small Business Association (NSBA) has unveiled its Top 10 Priorities for the 114th Congress, a result of last week’s Small Business Congress in Phoenix and subsequent voting by members. The number one priority for small firms is ensuring corporate-only tax reform includes some kind of workable solution for the millions of pass-through small  businesses.

“The overwhelming majority of small firms are pass-through entities, meaning they are taxed at the individual income level and could see an effective higher tax rate under corporate-only tax reform,” stated Todd McCracken NSBA president and CEO. “This issue is clearly a huge issue for small firms, and will serve as a litmus test on whether politicians truly do support small  business.”

NSBA’s Top 10 Priorities for the 114th Congress  are:

  1. Corporate Tax Reform and Small Business
  2. Improve Access to Credit and Capital
  3. Deficit Reduction & Entitlement Reform
  4. Rein-in the Costs of Health Care
  5. Capital Gains and Dividends
  6. Tax Extender Permanency
  7. Export-Import Bank Reauthorization
  8. National Regulatory Budget
  9. Immigration Reform
  10. Strengthen SBA Office of Advocacy

“NSBA is a uniquely member-driven organization, and our votes dictate what we as an organization focus on for the coming two years,” stated NSBA Chair said NSBA Chair Timothy Reynolds, president of Tribute, Inc. in Hudson, Ohio. “These priorities extend beyond just our membership: they are on-par with what we continually hear from our broad national  surveys.”

Please click here for more detailed information on these priorities, and click here for a detailed wrap-up of the 2015 Small Business  Congress.

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SOURCE National Small Business  Association

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