MPL General Counsel Corner – Making the complex, more complex

September 20, 2021

The topic of the day this past week was the proposed $3.5 trillion spending package put forth by the House.  Talk about making the complex even more complex.  This momentum to raise taxes has resulted in a surge of business owners trying to complete transactions before the end of the year.  While I know enough about taxes to be dangerous, I will not profess to be a tax expert.  So, here are some rundowns of the proposed spending bill that I thought may be of interest to you:

I will leave you with some quotes that I think are applicable to this week’s topic:

The government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.” – Ronald Reagan

Dear IRS, I am writing to you to cancel my subscription. Please remove my name from your mailing list.” – Snoopy

People who complain about taxes can be divided into two classes: men and women.” – Anonymous

Here are a few other things that may be of interest:

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