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Can American Jobs Act, Corp. Tax Reform Create Jobs?

WHO: David Kautter, managing director of American University’s Kogod Tax Center and executive in residence in the Kogod School of Business, possesses three decades of experience at Ernst & Young where he most recently served as its director of national tax– the chief operating executive for the firm's national tax practices.  His responsibilities included maintaining  relationships with tax writing committees and staff on Capitol Hill, in the U.S. Treasury Department, the Internal Revenue Service National Office  and the media.  

WHAT: Available for interviews to analyze the American Jobs Act, corporate tax reform, deficit reduction issues related to taxes before the Super Committee, effect of tax proposals on middle class, entrepreneurs, and small business.

WHERE: In–studio, on campus, via telephone

WHEN: September 15–ongoing

WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 15, 2011) – David Kautter most recently served as Ernst and Young’s director of national tax. Dave Kautter knows how President Obama’s American Jobs Act’s tax cuts/credits impact employers.  He can also analyze their impact on Social Security, the U.S. Treasury, and deficit.  Additionally, Kautter can discuss corporate tax reform proposals presidential candidates, the administration, and members of Congress have been floating paying particular attention to how specific plans could impact small business–responsible for creating nearly 50 percent of jobs–entrepreneurs, and the middle class.  Kautter most recently appeared on WUSA9/CBS Washington and has been quoted in U.S. News & World Report, and

Among other issues Kautter can discuss:

  • *Increasing employment relying solely on temporary tax credits/cut incentives.
*How proposed tax policies could affect small businesses, and how tax policy can encourage their growth?

*How tax laws and regulations affect innovation and the creation of more jobs?

*The impact corporate tax reform could have on small businesses filing as S-corporations; filing Form 1040, Schedules C and E; limited partnerships and limited liability companies.

The political climate on Capitol Hill to President Obama’s proposals costing more than $450 billion.


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