These three tax tweaks can help new and small businesses create a half million jobs

This story from JD Harrison at the Washington Post highlights a new report from Ernst & Young that illustrates the economic impact of three tax proposals intended to help small businesses spur innovative research and development.

The report indicates that the three tax revisions, if enacted together, could drive up research and development investments by more than $20 billion and create an estimated 623,000 new jobs at new and small firms.

The report outlines the potential impact of the three proposals, which include:

  • The R&D partnership structures proposal reforming Section 469 would increase investment by an estimated $10.3 billion per year, resulting in 156,000 additional jobs at affected companies.
  • The reform of Section 382 would increase investment by a total of $5.5 billion per year, resulting in 85,000 additional jobs at affected companies.
  • The extension and expansion of the qualified small business stock provision in Section 1202 would increase investment by $3.6 billion, resulting in 355,000 additional jobs at affected companies.

To access the full study, please visit the Coalition of Small Business Innovators web site at

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