It's Not A Tax Cut, But...

Come this time of year, a tax bill can only mean trouble, right? Not if it's the Taxpayer Bill of Rights II. Although the measure was vetoed last year when it got tangled up in the Republicans' balanced-budget package, Treasury Secretary Robert E. Rubin liked it. So he ordered Internal Revenue Service lawyers to scour the bill for proposals he could adopt without legislation. In January, Treasury and the IRS announced a bunch of administrative actions, including some that could help small companies.

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