The tax relief package has comfortably passed the House and hopefully will finally make life a bit easier for startups and other small businesses.
From the link:
The bill, which would eliminate capital gains taxes on investments in small businesses, passed on a vote of 247-170.
It is a companion bill to legislation backed by President Barack Obama that the House is to consider on Wednesday. That bill would create a $30 billion fund to encourage community banks to lend to small businesses.
“Small businesses need capital to create jobs and lead our economic recovery and these bills contain important tax cuts and lending opportunities that will help give small business owners the resources and flexibility they need to help their businesses grow,” said House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Sander Levin.
The bill gives small businesses a bigger tax break on start up costs and creates a program to help small businesses struggling to repay loans.