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house Bill H.R. 5962

American Business Competitiveness Act of 2010

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American Business Competitiveness Act of 2010

Official Title

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to reduce the maximum corporate income tax rate and to offset the revenue cost by repealing certain corporate tax benefits.


American Business Competitiveness Act of 2010 - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to: (1) reduce to 23% the maximum income tax rate for corporations; (2) set forth rules for the allocation of foreign-related tax credits and deductions; (3) repeal rules for the application of the worldwide allocation of interest for purposes of computing the limitation on the foreign tax credit; (4) repeal the last-in, first-out (LIFO) and the lower of cost or market methods of inventory; (5) make permanent the increased ($250,000) expensing allowance for depreciable business assets; (6) increase from 15 to 20 years the amortization period for goodwill and other intangibles; (7) set forth rules for the application of the economic substance doctrine to tax transactions; (8) reduce the percentage of the deduction for dividends received; (9) require the recognition of ordinary income on the sale or exercise of a stock option in an S corporation with an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP); and (10) allow nonrecognition of gain in a corporate reorganization for corporations that exchange property solely for stock other than nonqualified preferred stock.

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      house Committees
      Committee on Ways and Means
    IntroducedJuly 29th, 2010

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