IFA’s Top 10 Advocacy Victories in 2017 for Franchise Owners

  2017 was a landmark year for the International Franchising Association as it advocated on behalf of the franchising community and protected the franchising business model. As an industry, franchising is on the rise and continues to be a significant contributor to the United States economy with 733,000 franchise establishments that support nearly 7.6 million […]

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Business Record: Tax Reform Can’t Leave Small Business Behind

By: Tam Kennedy | As we head into the busy holiday season, tax reform is top of mind for nearly every small-business owner in Iowa. We can all agree that the burdensome tax code coupled with the exhaustive regulatory climate over the past decade has hindered our growth and prevented true economic stability. So the progress […]

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Restaurant Business: Restaurant Franchisors Push for Fix of Tax Bill Gulch

By: Peter Romeo | Midsize restaurant franchisors could be denied a tax cut provided by the reform legislation currently before Congress if lawmakers fail to tweak the proposed changes for pass-through companies. The provision in question is an exception to a rate rollback for the owners of small and medium-sized companies whose profits are taxed as personal […]

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Billings Gazette: Still time to get tax reform right

By: Mike Ferretti | Late last week, as communities across the country kick off the holiday season, members of Congress worked hard to modernize the tax code for the first time in over three decades. House and Senate Republicans understand the dilemma: The tax code keeps our small businesses, including America’s 733,000 independently-owned franchise establishments, […]

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