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Federal Agencies Request Information on Ways to Streamline and Modernize the U.S. Immigration System

Office of Advocacy - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 9:58am

On November 21, 2014, the President issued a memorandum giving the Secretaries of State and Homeland Security 120 days to lead an effort to develop recommendations on the subject of modernizing and streamlining the U.S. immigrant and nonimmigrant visa system.

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EPA proposes revisions to the Ozone NAAQS

Office of Advocacy - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 8:37am

On December 17, 2014, EPA issues proposed revisions to the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for Ozone.  This widely anticipated rule proposes to lower the primary standard to a level within the range of 65 to 70 parts per billion.  Because the NAAQS impose requirements only on states, EPA has certified that the rule will not have a significant economic impact on small entities.

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EPA proposes air emission standards for Brick Production

Office of Advocacy - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 8:36am

On December 18, 2014, EPA issued proposed regulations that would establish national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) for brick and structural clay products manufacturing. This rule would set emission standards for a wide variety of pollutants, including particulate matter, mercury, and acid gases.  A majority of the firms in brick production are small businesses, and EPA projects that this rule may force some out of business.

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Advocacy Releases Annual Small Business Lending Report

Office of Advocacy - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 9:21am

Both number and value of small business loans increase for the first time in five years.

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IRS Issues Proposed Regulations for Partners to Measure Interest in Unrealized Receivables and Inventory Items

Office of Advocacy - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 11:15am

On November 3, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued proposed regulations that prescribe how a partner should measure its interest in a partnership's unrealized receivables and inventory items.  The proposed rule also would provide guidance regarding the tax consequences of a distribution that causes a reduction in that interest.  The proposed regulations affect partners in partnerships that own unrealized receivables and inventory items and that make a distribution to one or more partners.  IRS estimates that “few small businesses are likely to be partners or partnerships require

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IRS Issues Proposed Regulations for Partners to Measure Interest in Unrealized Receivables and Inventory Items

Office of Advocacy - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 11:15am

On November 3, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued proposed regulations that prescribe how a partner should measure its interest in a partnership's unrealized receivables and inventory items.  The proposed rule also would provide guidance regarding the tax consequences of a distribution that causes a reduction in that interest.  The proposed regulations affect partners in partnerships that own unrealized receivables and inventory items and that make a distribution to one or more partners.  IRS estimates that “few small businesses are likely to be partners or partnerships require

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Accelerators: An Avenue for Startup Growth

Office of Advocacy - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 9:08am

For Release: October 16, 2014                                                                                                                    

SBA Number: 14-09 ADV                                                                               

 

Contact: Elizabeth Horowitz

Elizabeth.Horowitz@sba.gov

 

Accelerators: An Avenue for Startup Growth

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Accelerators: An Avenue for Startup Growth

Office of Advocacy - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 9:08am

For Release: October 16, 2014                                                                                                                    

SBA Number: 14-09 ADV                                                                               

 

Contact: Elizabeth Horowitz

Elizabeth.Horowitz@sba.gov

 

Accelerators: An Avenue for Startup Growth

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