Tax Law Policy, Compliance & Planning Research
Small businesses and entrepreneurs are the growth engines for the U.S. economy and the source of most of our country's job growth and innovation.
But tax issues are an inescapable aspect of life beyond a business setting. Our paychecks, our savings and investments, our children's education, and our retirement are all affected by taxes—especially from the perspective of the middle-class American.
The Kogod Tax Center is a unique resource that offers information on how tax policy and compliance issues affect small businesses, entrepreneurs and middle-income taxpayers. Here at the Center, we promote nonpartisan research and discussion about tax policy and tax compliance issues affecting those groups.
We are also an extension of the Master of Science in Taxation (MST) program at Kogod School of Business at American University in Washington, D.C. Our perspectives on tax issues are always practical, yet have a strong foundation in the groundbreaking research afforded by the distinguished faculty, as well as the insight of our taxation alumni practitioners.
You may have seen the Kogod Tax Center in the media. We actively engage with the press in order to share our insights about such matters as proposed tax legislation and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) developments.
We want to help members of the public more easily understand how new tax laws and regulations affect them. Issues affecting all taxpayers are surely going to dominate the headlines as Federal tax reform moves to center stage following the 2012 Presidential election.
The Kogod Tax Center also sponsors a number of workshops targeted to special audiences, such as our Breakfast Series for alumni and current students of the MS Taxation degree in the Mid-Atlantic region and programs co-sponsored with other non-partisan organizations.
The bottom line: We commit to an ongoing dialogue on how our nation's tax laws can work better for all of us. We look forward to moving that conversation forward, and invite you to join us.
—David Kautter, Managing Director, Kogod Tax Center
Best Practices for Small Business
Be proactive to head off problematic tax issues that could generate an IRS inquiry.