Liberty Tax Urges Small Businesses to Take Advantage of New HIRE Act Provisions this Year
(Virginia Beach, VA) President Obama has signed the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act (HIRE Act) designed to provide $18 billion of job creation incentives for businesses and $20 billion for highway and transportation improvements. A key benefit for sole proprietors and other businesses is an extension of a provision from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (P.L. 111-5) that allows small businesses to deduct up to $250,000 of the cost of qualifying property in the year it is purchased, rather than waiting to recover their costs through depreciation deductions over a number of years. This would extend the provision through the tax year of 2010. Without this new legislation, the amount small businesses could expense would fall to approximately $133,000 according to the current law in effect.
“Other measures may follow to stimulate hiring, but this also boosts tax incentives for putting business property in place, said John Hewitt, CEO of Liberty Tax Service.
Some of the other key provisions are:
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- The “Hire Now Tax Cut” that exempts businesses that hire workers unemployed for at least 60 days from paying the 6.2 percent Social Security payroll tax through December, 2010. There’s also an additional $1,000 credit for employers if the new workers stay on the job a full year.
- There‘s $20 billion allotted to provide infrastructure improvements to highways and funds for transit programs through the end of 2010.
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