Author: CSBI

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Today, the Coalition of Small Business Innovators (CSBI) sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Finance Chairman Orrin Hatch citing the need for innovation to be a central component of pro-growth tax reform. CSBI outlines four targeted tax incentives which we believe will spur research by and ivnestment in small, prevenue innovators.

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The Coalition of Small Business Innovators (CSBI) applauds Reps. Patrick Meehan (R-PA), Richard Neal (D-MA), Mike Kelly (R-PA), Ron Kind (D-WI), and John Larson (D-CT) for introducing H.R. 2297, the Partnerships to Advance Revolutionary Technology and Novel Entrepreneurial Research (PARTNER) Act. This bill would support early-stage research by incentivizing investment in R&D-focused small businesses.

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CSBI supports a U.S. tax code that recognizes innovation as a crucial part of the 21st century American economy. Targeted reforms to the passive activity loss rules under Section 469, treatment of net operating losses under Section 382, and small business capital gains tax rates under Section 1202 will spur capital formation for small R&D-intensive businesses and support vital pre-revenue innovation. Click here to read the Coalition’s legislative proposals.

Reps. Patrick Meehan (R-PA), Richard Neal (D-MA), Mike Kelly (R-PA), Ron Kind (D-WI), and John Larson (D-CT) have introduced H.R. 2297, the Partnerships to Advance Revolutionary Technology and Novel Entrepreneurial Research (PARTNER) Act, which would support early-stage research by incentivizing investment in R&D-focused small businesses. Please click on the links below for more information on the bill.

The Coalition of Small Business Innovators (CSBI) expresses strong support for the COMPETE Act, introduced by Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) and Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA), to incentivize investment in emerging, research-centric businesses and support the search for cutting-edge technologies that are key to our nation’s economic health and prosperity.

The COMPETE Act would encourage vital investments and support widespread job creation. CSBI believes this legislation is critical to the continued vitality of next generation innovators and is a much-needed step to ensure that America maintains its place as a global leader.

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The Coalition of Small Business Innovators (CSBI) expresses support for the Start-up Jobs and Innovation Act, which would incentivize investment in emerging, pre-revenue, research-centric businesses and support the search for cutting-edge technologies that help to fuel our nation’s economic health and prosperity. CSBI thanks Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) and Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) for introducing this vital piece of legislation, and Senators Pat Roberts (R-KS) and Tom Carper (D-DE) for cosponsoring the bill.

The Start-up Jobs and Innovation Act is critical to the continued vitality of next generation innovators and is a much-needed step to ensure that America maintains its place as a global leader and we urge other Members of Congress to lend their support to this important measure.

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The Coalition of Small Business Innovators applauds Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS) for co-sponsoring the Start-up Jobs and Innovation Act. Senator Roberts joins Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Pat Toomey (R-PA) as supporters of the legislation.

“CSBI thanks Senator Roberts for taking this important step to support innovative pre-revenue companies,” said John Lewis, Vice President of Public Affairs at the Association of Clinical Research Organizations. “America’s economy depends on the success of job-creating small businesses, and the Start-up Jobs and Innovation Act will spur investment in growing research-centric companies.”

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The Coalition of Small Business Innovators (CSBI) is hosting a media briefing to address the potential of comprehensive tax reform in 2014 based on recent legislative proposals and the need to simplify the tax code and eliminate specific deductions and credits while simultaneously encouraging and supporting small business innovation.

For more information on the event on Thursday, December 12th, please click here.