H.R.2092 - Promotion and Expansion of Private Employee Ownership Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Reichert, David G. [R-WA-8] (Introduced 04/12/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Ways and Means; Education and the Workforce; Small Business|
|Latest Action:||House - 04/12/2017 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Education and the Workforce, and Small Business, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.2092 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (04/12/2017)
Promotion and Expansion of Private Employee Ownership Act of 2017
This bill expands tax incentives and federal assistance for employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) that are sponsored by S corporations.
The bill provides additional tax incentives for ESOPs by (1) extending to all domestic corporations, including S corporations, provisions allowing deferral of tax on gain from the sale of employer securities to an ESOP; and (2) allowing a tax deduction for 50% of the interest received by a bank on loans to S corporation-sponsored ESOPs for the purchase of employer securities.
The Department of the Treasury must establish the S Corporation Employee Ownership Assistance Office to foster increased employee ownership of S corporations.
The bill defines an "ESOP business concern" and allows such a concern to continue to qualify as a small business for the purposes of programs under the Small Business Act. An "ESOP business concern" is a business concern that was a small business concern eligible for a loan, preference, or other program under the Small Business Act before more than 49% of the business concern was acquired by an ESOP.