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Last Major Tax Code Revision Was in 1986

Congress might let dozens of tax breaks die on Dec. 31 as part of a move to revise the U.S. tax code, last changed significantly 27 years ago, Bloomberg reported last week based on interviews with lobbyists and analysts. Allowing the so-called tax extenders to die, at least temporarily, would …

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U.S. House of Representatives voting on FACT Act of 2013 today

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives will be voting on H.R. 982, the Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency (FACT) Act of 2013.  The FACT Act would provide much needed transparency to the asbestos  personal injury compensation system and is supported by a broad segment of the business community including the Business …

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IRS Extends Business Tax Credits for Hiring Veterans

The Internal Revenue Service has extended the Work Opportunity Tax Credit deadline for hiring qualified veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces through Dec. 31. The IRS said the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 extends the Work Opportunity Tax Credit for hiring certain workers through the end of the year. …

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BCA Policy Committees Draft the 2014 Legislative Session Agenda

Business Council of Alabama policy committee members drafted the BCA’s legislative agenda for the 2014 legislative session during the 2013 Committee Leadership Days conference at the Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover, covering issues from education to small businesses to taxes. The eight policy committees drafted BCA positions for the legislative session …

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National Association of Manufacturers to Tackle Competitiveness Challenges Facing Manufacturers

The National Association of Manufacturers announced Tuesday that former U.S. Sens. Blanche Lincoln and George Allen will co-chair the Manufacturing Competitiveness Initiative to examine and highlight competitiveness challenges facing manufacturers. “We must continually strive to keep the United States as the best place in the world to manufacture, innovate and …

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U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform Says Lawsuit System Still Faces Threats

Although much has changed in the nation’s tort climate in 15 years continued vigilance is needed to protect against liability lawsuits coming from new directions and heavy-handed government actions against business, the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform reports. The Institute was created in the late 1990s to combat a …

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Northern District U.S. Attorney to Speak at Dec. 6 Annual Meeting

U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance is the scheduled speaker at the BCA/CCAA annual meeting Dec. 6 at the Harbert Center in Birmingham. Vance was nominated in 2009 to serve as the U.S. Attorney for the northern district of Alabama. The U.S. Senate confirmed her nomination on Aug. 7, 2009. The …

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