April 20,2007

Baucus, Rangel Agree to Small Business Tax Package for Supplemental Spending Bill


To: Reporters and Editors
From: Carol Guthrie for Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont) – 224-6769
Matthew Beck for Ways and Means Chairman Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) – 225-3526
Re: Chairmen’s agreement on small business tax provisions for the supplemental spending bill

This afternoon, Chairman Baucus and Chairman Rangel agreed on a package of small business
tax incentives for inclusion in the supplemental spending bill currently in conference between the
Senate and the House. The package delivered to conferees today by the chairmen of the taxwriting committees totals $4.84 billion in small business tax relief, fully offset. A summary of the tax provisions and offsets is below.

“It’s past time to get a pay increase on the ground for America’s minimum-wage workers.
Chairman Rangel and I worked together to craft a targeted, fiscally responsible package of small business tax incentives that can help minimum wage legislation move through both chambers and into law,”
Baucus said. “Small businesses employ many, many hardworking Americans, and many of them are preparing for the long-overdue increase in minimum wage that this Congress is finally set to pass. This agreement will provide meaningful tax relief to small businesses across America.”


"We have reached final resolution - and I mean final - on a package of small business tax credits that will enable us to pass the first increase in the Federal minimum wage in nearly a decade," said Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charles B. Rangel (D-NY). "This package provides common sense, responsible tax relief so our small businesses can continue to hire new workers and promote economic growth in our communities."