BSP In the News
- The Hill: Frank Knapp, Small business opposes multinational corporations' tax avoidance
- Minimum Wage News at our BUSINESS FOR A FAIR MINIMUM WAGE website
- The Hill: Report: Taxpayers shoulder burden for offshore tax haven use
- Paramus Post (NJ): Offshore Tax Havens Cost Average Taxpayer $1,026 a Year, Small Businesses $3,067
- U.S. PIRG, Sen. Levin, Small Business Leaders Release "Picking up the Tab 2013: Average Citizens and Small Business Owners Pay the Price for Offshore Tax Havens"
- American Forum: Scott Klinger, Half Time at the Federal Budget Super Bowl
- Philadelphia Daily News: Talking Small Biz
- Triple Pundit: Don’t Blame Google and Starbucks For Minimizing Tax Bills
- Roll Call: Time for Plan C - Close the Floodgates on Corporate Tax Dodging
- CFO: Small Biz, the Fiscal Cliff, and the Big, Bad Bank
- Westerly Sun: Business leaders urge change in tax system
- McClatchy Tribune News Service: A plea for tax fairness from small businesses
- UPI: 'Fiscal cliff': Is there a Plan C to avoid tax increases, spending cuts?
- Madison Capital Times: Wisconsin business owners join national call to raise corporate taxes
- Charlotte Observer: Charlotte small business owners urge tax reform
- Politico: 'Revenue-neutral' tax reform takes hit
- National Journal: Sen. Levin, Small Businesses Push for Corporate Tax Hikes
- Washington Post: Sen. Levin wants corporate tax revenue in a fiscal cliff deal
- The Hill: Corporate revenues must be in debt deal
- Accounting Today: Small Business Leaders Urge Closing of Corporate Tax Haven Loopholes
In the News
By Zach Carter
Huffington Post, February 22, 2012
Excerpt: The Obama administration suggested its proposed global minimum corporate tax rate could prevent companies from skirting their tax bills by pushing money into offshore tax havens. But some small-business advocates are concerned that an excessively low global minimum would have the opposite effect.
By CNBC.com with AP, Feb 13, 2012
Excerpt: President Barack Obama's 2013 budget proposal, released today, follows through on some of the promises he made in his State of the Union address last month to help small businesses create more jobs, and reduce barriers to manufacturing in the U.S.
By Kent Hoover
Portfolio/BizJournals Feb 13 2012
Excerpt: The president’s budget would increase taxes by $1.5 trillion over the next 10 years. Obama once again called for increasing tax rates for households with more than $250,000. That would end “what was intended to be a temporary tax cut for the wealthiest 2 percent of Americans,” he said.
“Given where our deficit is, it's just a matter of math that folks like me are going to have to do a little bit more,” he said. ...
By Alain Sherter
CBS News, Feb 8 2012
(MoneyWatch) COMMENTARY The business community is dead-set against raising taxes on the rich, right? Sorry, trick question. It's fallacious to think that there is single, monolithic bloc of company owners and managers out there all singing from the same economic hymnal.
By Jenny Munro
Greenville News (SC), February 9, 2012
Columbia, SC—A national poll shows the opinions of small business owners differ dramatically from the advocacy of big businesses and multinational corporations. The results of the national scientific poll were released over the past four weeks by the American Sustainable Business Council, Main Street Alliance and Small Business Majority. The poll was conducted by Lake Research Partners between December 8, 2011 and January 4, 2012.
Detroit Lakes Tribune, Feb 8, 2012
With corporate tax rates at their lowest point in decades courtesy of legal tax loopholes, Senators Carl Levin (D-MI) and Kent Conrad (D-ND) have introduced a comprehensive bill to permanently close them and keep much-needed jobs and revenues here in the U.S.
By Emily Herrington
Louisiana State University Daily Reveille, Feb 8 2012
Louisiana small-business owners say national corporations should pay more taxes.
Most small-business owners across the nation support increasing taxes to millionaires and large corporations, according to a poll conducted by the American Sustainable Business Council, Main Street Alliance and Small Business Majority.
Poll: Corporations Dodge Taxes
Story quotes BSP Tax Policy Director Scott Klinger and business leader Lew Prince. Read here:
Huffington Post: Small Businesses Believe Wealthy And Big Corporations Not Paying Their Fair Share Of Taxes
By Janean Chun
Huffington Post, Feb 6, 2012
The U.S. tops the list -- but it's more complicated than that
By Jonathan Berr
InvestorPlace.com, Dec 23, 2011
From Washington, D.C., and Brasilia to Moscow and Madrid, the taxman is on a mission to squeeze more revenue from people, many of whom are struggling to make ends meet amid the worst economic slowdown since the Great Depression. He has his work cut out for him. That’s because tax evasion in all its many forms is so pervasive around the world.
By David Kocieniewski
New York Times, Sunday Nov 27, 2011
Excerpt: As he stood in the opulent marble foyer of a Fifth Avenue mansion late last month, greeting the coterie of prominent guests arriving at his private art gallery, Ronald S. Lauder was doing more than just being a gracious host. ...
ArtVoice, Nov. 28, 2011
Think Progress: Average Bush Tax Cut For 1% This Year Will Be Greater Than Average Income Of Other 99%
By Pat Garofalo
Think Progress, Nov 23, 2011
Excerpt: Frank Knapp, vice chairman of the American Sustainable Business Council, added in a statement yesterday, “the high-end Bush tax cuts are a big part of the problem – not the solution…It’s obscene to keep slashing infrastructure and services for everybody on Main Street to keep up tax giveaways for millionaires and multinational corporations.”
7 Amazing Super Committee Headlines You'll Never See
By Richard (RJ) Eskow
Huffington Post, Nov 21
Excerpt: We keep hearing that "business" wants these cuts, but that's only true for the mega-corporations and billionaires that dominate the Washington conversation. What do the other businesses say, the ones that hire people and help to grow the economy?
By Holly Sklar
Distributed by McClatchy-Tribune News Service, 11/3/11, Updated version distributed by American Forum, 11/8/11
Known placements to date include McClatchy Newspapers, Virginian Pilot, Sacramento Bee, Atlantic City Press, Youngstown Vindicator, Herald (SC), Columbus Telegram, Bellingham Herald, many more
By Julie M. Donnelly
Boston Business Journal, Nov 11, 2011
Excerpt: Joseph Rotella, owner of Spencer Organ Company in Waltham, was in Denver this week to oversee the installation of an organ he restored at an Episcopal cathedral. He took time out for some politics.
“I stopped by the Occupy Denver site,” Rotella said. “A few weeks ago, I was in Seattle and visited the site there, and I’ve been to Occupy Boston a couple of times.”
East Valley Tribune (AZ)
Letter to the Editor, November 10, 2011
In response to the continuing inability of conservatives in Congress to effectively address the income disparity caused by a tax system designed to protect only the interests of the wealthiest Americans and the largest corporations, small business owners have organized to lobby the ‘Super Congress’ to act in their interests as well.
By Tyler Kingkade, Huffington Post
CNBC, Nov 7, 2011
WASHINGTON -- Outraged by a new report about America's largest corporations dodging their taxes, small business owners are orchestrating a new campaign to pressure the congressional super committee into delivering a legislative fix.
By Jeanette Mulvey, Business News Daily Managing Editor, Nov 7, 2011
While small-business owners say they are struggling to pay their taxes, many large corporations haven't paid any taxes at all during the last few years, according to a report released on Friday (Nov. 3).