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Mid-Term Election: Tax Reform, Workforce/Skills Top Council Issues

Posted by David Brousell on Oct 14, 2014

Corinthian_Columns_on_Building.jpgMembers of the Manufacturing Leadership Council met yesterday to discuss what’s most at stake for the manufacturing industry in this year’s mid-term Congressional elections, an important event in which 33 Senate and all 435 House seats are up for grabs.

Tax reform and the complicated issue of the workforce and required skills, including attracting so-called millennials to manufacturing careers, dominated a nationwide, 1-hour conference call that also touched on such issues as immigration, infrastructure, the minimum wage, and trade.

One Council member, from a small mid-west metal fabrication company, said that tax code changes needed to be made to protect so-called subchapter S corporations -- which are manufacturers and other businesses that are eligible to pass corporate income, losses, deductions, and credit to their shareholders, resulting in taxation at the shareholder level rather than the corporate level – from double taxation.

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