Article Date:
August 2008

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Wow! Proposed Common-Sense Legislation

Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez, D-N.Y., introduced H.R. 6601, the Small Business Tax Modernization Act of 2008, to:



simplify the home office deduction,


remove cell phones from the onerous listed property rules, and


increase the deductions for business meals and entertainment.


Ms. Velázquez is chairwoman of the House Committee on Small Business and appears to pay attention, as the proposals in this bill make sense for small businesses.


Home Office


For the home office, H.R. 6601 would:



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