Eagerly anticipates House passage
The National Association of Credit Management (NACM) congratulated the Senate today on their unanimous approval last week of legislation that would repeal the 3% withholding tax. The bill, H.R. 674, is now pending the House, where it is expected to be approved shortly.
If a repeal is not signed into law, then a 3% withholding tax would be levied on the value of most local, state and federal government contract. Luckily, it seems that Congress has finally summoned the political will necessary for a full repeal of this widely unpopular tax, instead of more stopgap delays in the tax's implementation.
"NACM and its constituency of trade credit grantors have fought for 3% repeal since the tax was enacted in 2006," said NACM President Robin Schauseil, CAE. "It's good to see that Congress has finally realized what these companies have known all along: that cash flow is a business' lifeblood, and that taking away 3% of it to ensure contractor tax compliance would do more harm than good."