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Tax Cuts and Jobs Act – Restrictions on the Deduction of Business Interest

Click Here for PDF Newsletter Background Borrowing to do acquisitions has been a popular way to boost the return on cash invested. The key risk was that the return on assets was higher than the cost of borrowing to make leverage work. Now there is a potential downside from excessive leverage in the form of lost interest deductions. Debt incurred [...]

By |December 12th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Desperate to Stimulate Small Business

Click Here for PDF Newsletter Background Government policy over the past 10 years has been all about the bigs. Whether intended or not, it acted to promote industry concentration. After the 2008 financial crisis, the Dodd-Frank Act led to small and medium size banks merging into larger ones because they couldn’t bear the compliance costs. The Affordable Care Act led [...]

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The Withdrawal of Tax Subsidies for Residential Real Estate

Click Here for PDF Newsletter Background In the early 1980s interest rates were in double digits, and the real estate industry was in a state of disarray. The response of the Reagan administration was to allow 15 year accelerated depreciation of real estate. This sparked a construction and tax shelter syndication boom that continued into 1986. The Tax Reform Act [...]

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30 Year Itch

Click Here for PDF Newsletter Tom Ewell and Marilyn Monroe (the stars of the Seven Year Itch) are long gone, but Congress is alive and well in going through the exercise of revising the tax code. Since the enactment of the first version of the Internal Revenue Code in 1913, major overhauls have occurred at regular intervals ever since, the [...]

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Chicago gets adult supervision

Click Here for PDF Newsletter October 2017 | In 1995 Chicago got the ability to redirect the pension tax revenue of the Chicago Public Schools to the CPS general fund. Be careful what you wish for . . . To understand why Chicago needed the approval of the Illinois legislature to increase its tax levy to fund pensions of the [...]

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Funding Local Pensions With Real Estate Taxes

Click Here for PDF Newsletter October 2017 | The bill for underfunded pensions of local governments in Illinois will be delivered via higher real estate taxes. Laws restricting increases in tax levies will provide limited protection to taxpayers. Background On August 29th the Illinois Senate passed an education funding bill (SB 1947). It was signed by Governor Rauner two days [...]

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