TAG: tax reform

Government Affairs: How the new tax legislation may affect your tax bill

January 3, 2018By

  Fulfilling his promise to give Americans “an incredible Christmas gift,” President Trump signed a $1.5 trillion tax bill on Dec. 22. What this tax bill will mean to you and your company may take some help from your tax adviser. While one of the goals at the outset for this tax reform bill was to simplify the tax code,... read more

Government Affairs: Congress moves ever so slightly toward a better understanding of industry labor issues

October 5, 2017By

  Last month, I spent two days in Washington D.C. with about a hundred green industry company owners and state and national association staffers to push forward the industry’s agenda with Congress. The effort was organized by AmericanHort, a national association that represents nursery and greenhouse growers, landscape contractors and garden centers across the county. Company owners and association staffers... read more

Issue Brief: Long, hot summer in D.C.

July 11, 2017By

This summer, Congress has many difficult challenges ahead. President Trump’s budget proposal is one of the most daunting. The 2,000-page proposal outlines a $4.1 trillion 2018 budget request. Total spending is projected to be $4.1 trillion while total revenue is projected to be $3.7 trillion, leaving a $440 billion deficit in 2018. The budget also forecasts increasing revenue and more... read more