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Defer taxes on stock-in-lieu-of salary transactions

Problem: Early-stage startups lack cash to compensate advisors or employees. These startups frequently compensate with stock in-lieu of salary. As a C Corporation, it is difficult to avoid triggering a taxable event when compensating with stock. This is particularly problematic when the stock is an illiquid asset. Solution: Defer taxes on all stock-in-lieu-of salary transactions (whether gift or granting of options) ...more »

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Government as defacto investor

Have a way for new companies to keep taxes owed on profit in escrow to be used for the growth of the company.

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No Payroll taxes for one year

Prohibit the payment of Payroll taxes for one year for start-ups that employ 3 or less employees and have an annual income of $100,000 or less.

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Let us vote (online) how to spend tax dollars and USPTO database

Allow citizens to vote using the internet and thus make democracy a reality. Think of the 600 million Facebook users voting on issues in real-time. We could move forward instead of stagnating. We could also fire all of our 'representatives' on capital hill. At least use the power of instant communications/feedback to gauge what people want to do with tax dollars. How about letting us see exactly (itemized) how are tax ...more »

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Simply tax burden through efficient, tiered approach.

I would suggest the federal government empower states in order to reduce its own size. while this sounds like a lofty goal, the following measures would make this possible: (1) Reduce federal domestic operations by empowering states to take the direct responsibilities. (2) Eliminate direct taxation of citizens, and instead tax states. This will empower states to tax the citizenry on behalf of the federal government, ...more »

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Tax Incentives

Tax incentives for existing and new businesses that encourage growth through additional investment and hiring.

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Bootstrap tax incentive

I suggest you allow entrepreneurs to invest proceeds from the sale of ANY asset into their business either without paying capital gains taxes or by deferring those taxes until the sale of the business. This would allow transfer of proceeds from real estate or other appreciated assets into job creating businesses without penalty. It would be simple to do by modifying one paragraph in the tax code, and it would add millions ...more »

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Venture Labor Tax Incentives

Encourage venture labor investments in early stage startup businesses that are operating within a non-profit organization that is established to facilitate new business development initiatives. Employed, displaced and retired professionals who may be interested in a particular early stage startup business could invest their time, not their money, on a part time basis in an early stage startup business. Venture labor ...more »

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Accelerate Write Off of Passive Losses

Lower the effective capital gains tax rate by accelerating the write off of passive losses.

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Reduce Tax Rate on Capital Gains

Reduce capital gains tax rates to allow previously successful entrepreneurs and investors to funnel more private capital back into new high-growth start ups. This will reduce the cost of capital for new, high growth start ups -- allowing more entrepreneurs to test more ideas.

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Reduce Federal tax for self employed

How about reducing the Federal Tax of 34%? I'm being taxed as two people, Employer and Employee, how fair is that?

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