Up for the President's signature this week is a bill designed to give $260 million in tax relief to small businesses. After the President, as expected, signs it, small businesses can:
¶ Elect to be taxed as partnerships if they have less than ten stockholders; thus losses in small corporations can be charged against other personal income.
¶ Carry back losses three years instead of two.
¶ Accumulate $100,000 instead of $60,000 before incurring surtaxes,
¶ Pay estate taxes over ten years at 4% interest. Previously, some small, closely held corporations had to be sold because estate taxes fell in a single...