This week, the House of Representatives passed the Small Business Tax Cut Act of 2012 to give small businesses with fewer than 500 employees a 20 percent tax cut. Currently, cash-strapped small businesses face federal tax rates as high as 35 percent.
This bill's 20 percent tax cut will help 22 million hard-working small businesses retain and create more jobs and grow their businesses. One third of the firms directly benefiting from this tax cut are owned by women. Furthermore, the Small Business Tax Cut Act also gets Washington out of the business of picking winners and losers, countering the President's notion that certain groups should be allowed to succeed and others should not. Job creators throughout the country will benefit from this new deduction - whether organized as a corporation or as one of the 75% of small businesses that operates as a pass-through.