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Startup America Suggestion of the Day: Repeal the New 1099 Rules (Installment 8)

Tucked into the healthcare reform bill was a provision which is going to require everyone in business to issue Forms 1099 to anyone from whom they buy more than $600 in goods during the calendar year, effective 1/1/2012. The penalties … Continue reading

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Startup America Suggestion of the Day: Make Permanent the 100% Tax Exclusion Under Section 1202 (Installment 7)

President Obama had a great idea that he started articulating early in his presidency. The idea was: to encourage investments in small business, make capital gains from investments in qualified small businesses tax free. He talked about this in a … Continue reading

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Startup America Suggestion of the Day (Installment 6)

I listened to Austan Goolsbee’s video on the Startup America Partnership web site this morning. Austan is the Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors. He is an important and dynamic guy, and I recommend that you watch his video. … Continue reading

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Startup America Suggestion of the Day: Repeal Section 409A (Installment 5)

Let’s make it easier for companies to grant stock options. Continue reading

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Startup America Suggestion of the Day: Remove Rule 701’s Mathematical Limitations (Installment 4)

My suggestion of the day for the Startup America Initiative Team: remove the mathematical limitations in Rule 701. If you are not familiar, Rule 701 is the federal securities law exemption which allows startup companies to issue stock options and … Continue reading

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