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Dueling Small-Business Plans Hint at Split on Tax Code Overhaul

Democrats and Republicans in the U.S. Congress are using the run-up to the April 17 tax-filing deadline to test some of the arguments they want to deploy during a broader tax-code rewrite.

Both parties are offering temporary tax incentives designed to spur small-business growth. They’re pulling different policy levers to appeal to the same favored group during tax season, with Democrats proposing targeted tax breaks and Republicans backing rate cuts.