“How tax reform will boost middle market M&A”

By Gary G. Wallace, CPA, Managing Partner

“How tax reform will boost middle market M&A”

Keiter’s Tax Practice Leader, Gary Wallace, was recently featured in the following Mergers&Acquisitions Opinion article where he shared insights on the impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on mergers and acquisitions.


“After months of anticipation and countless negotiations, Congress finally passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act at the end of 2017. Hailed as the most significant change to the U.S. tax code in more than 30 years, Republicans hope that the new legislation will boost the economy by spurring job growth, driving wages higher, and increasing corporate investment in the country. It is too soon to tell whether these goals will be met, but we do know this legislation contains several provisions that have the potential to significantly boost capital investments in the middle market and increase deal flow across the United States. It is important to know the impacts of the new tax provisions to adjust strategies accordingly and reduce tax burdens.

One of the most anticipated changes of the act included a reduction in the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to a flat 21 percent and the repeal of the corporate alternative minimum tax. Both changes became effective after Dec. 31, 2017 and will increase the after-tax profitability of corporations.”

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Gary G. Wallace

Gary G. Wallace, CPA, Managing Partner

Gary provides tax and business advisory services to business and individual clients. He has advised clients in various aspects of restructurings, including tax aspects of debt workouts and foreclosures, forgiveness of indebtedness, bankruptcy restructurings and liquidations, establishing liquidating trusts and partner-partnership transactions. Gary also has significant knowledge and experience in individual taxation, business taxation, and advising clients on all aspects of tax matters. He is the Managing Partner of the Firm.

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