As a part of ongoing outreach efforts with key national policymakers, Financial Executives International met with numerous congressional staff in their offices late last year.
FEI met with senior staffers from Rep. Eric Cantor's (R-Va.) office, who was recently elected minority whip, and the tax counsel from the House Small Business Committee.
High on the list of pressing items for Congress to undertake this year is economic stimulus. Congressional staff asked FEI for ideas on stimulating the economy, in particular through the growth of job opportunities at small and privately held businesses.
Recently, FEI's Committee on Private Companies sent a letter to congressional leaders recommending the reduction of the holding period on appreciated assets, which are subject to the built-in-gain (BIG) tax, as a means to help stimulate the economy.
FEI staff discussed this issue at length during these Capitol Hill meetings and touched on several other...