2020 Election: Insights for the middle market

The November 2020 U.S. election could lead to significant policy shifts across the legislative and regulatory landscape. RSM leaders are on the front lines, working across industries and engaging with policymakers to help navigate through the policy uncertainty.

Here you can read, listen to and view our latest election-related insights, and most importantly, learn about the potential impacts the outcome of the elections will have on middle market organizations. Or contact us today to discuss how your business can prepare for 2021 and beyond. 

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additional election insights

Tax considerations for family offices under the Biden administration

Biden’s campaign proposed tax increases that affect family offices, including rate hikes on corporations and wealthy individuals.

  • February 08, 2021

Optimism in the middle market amid expectation of change

Report explores the expectations of senior executives at middle market businesses as the Biden administration takes over.

  • January 21, 2021

President Biden's tax plan

Taxpayers should familiarize with Biden’s plan, remain vigilant for developments and position themselves to act at the appropriate times.

  • January 20, 2021

What will unified government mean for tax policy in 2021?

Tax changes are likely under unified Democratic government, but the nature, extent and timing of changes is uncertain.

  • January 15, 2021

Tax Policy Now: Year-end tax planning and Paycheck Protection Program

PPP borrowers cannot deduct business expenses funded by a forgiven loan, but additional legislative action could permit such deductions.

  • December 04, 2020

Policy snapshot: Life sciences

Biden plans to expand Medicare, a move that the Congressional Budget Office estimates would cut drug spending by $450 billion over 10 years.

  • November 24, 2020

Policy snapshot: Consumer products

The immediate actions of the Biden administration will most likely be focused on efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • November 24, 2020

Policy snapshot: Family offices

Now that Democrats’ best-case scenario in the Senate is a 50-50 split, it is safe to expect significant challenges to tax policy changes.

  • November 23, 2020

Policy snapshot: Capital markets

Biden’s victory will inevitably lead to changes at the top of key regulatory agencies, which will help him push his regulatory agenda.

  • November 23, 2020

Policy snapshot: Specialty finance

Middle market consumer loan companies and loan servicers will most likely face a dramatically different regulatory environment.

  • November 23, 2020

Policy snapshot: Banking

With Biden’s big-ticket items such as tax changes almost certainly off the table, the focus of banking will shift to regulation.

  • November 23, 2020

Policy snapshot: Technology, media and telecom

We expect the Biden administration will bring heightened oversight of anti-competitive behaviors, and the privacy and security of data.

  • November 23, 2020

Policy snapshot: Manufacturing

We expect Biden to be more supportive of free trade, even though Biden’s “Buy American” proposal does reflect protectionism.

  • November 19, 2020
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