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The New Tax Law: What Printing Industry Business Owners and Executives Must Know



Do you know how the new tax law can help—or hurt —your business? During the month of April, the Association for Print Technologies (APTech℠), in collaboration with WhatTheyThink, will present “Tax Reform for Print Businesses,” a four-part weekly series of free webinars that will provide print business owners and their executives with key questions to ask their CPAs and CFOs about the law and the opportunities it may provide. The “plain speak” series, focused on actions and alternatives, is designed to help printing industry business owners and managers, who aren’t accountants or tax lawyers, identify key questions they should ask their tax advisors. With the 2017 tax filing season upon us, now is the time to plan properly for 2018 and beyond, when the full effects of the new law will start to be felt.

“Recognizing that not all printing industry businesses are the same, the ‘Tax Reform for Print Businesses’ webinar series will focus on the specific implications of the new law on establishments of various sizes and provide actionable takeaways,” says Mark Nuzzaco, APTech Vice President, Government Affairs.

The first session, “Overview of the New Tax Law, and Things to Think About in Structuring Your Business,” will take place on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. ET. Owners chose the legal structure of their business many years ago—now is a great time to review that decision, since how you structure your business can substantially impact your tax situation. Should you be an S or C corporation? An LLC? A partnership? Some other kind of business entity? Find out how best to set up your business based on the kind of business you do.

This session, featuring an introduction by Congressman Philip English, former member of the U.S. House of Representatives tax writing Ways and Means Committee, and Senior Government Relations Advisor at Arent Fox, will focus on key “questions to ask your accountant” that will allow printing industry business owners and managers and their financial and tax planners to be on the same page 

The presenters for the webinar series will include:
•    Mark Nuzzaco, Vice President, Government Affairs at APTech, who will moderate the series; 
•    Edward Bortnick, Managing Partner at SKMB Public Accountants, who has broad experience with many closely held businesses, financial planning and business valuation, and knows the challenges of small business management; and,
•    Joseph Webb, Ph.D., Director of WhatTheyThink’s Economics and Research Center and President of Strategies for Management, who is highly regarded for being able to provide practical context for these topics.

APTech and WhatTheyThink also gratefully acknowledge the assistance of Stephen Entin, Senior Fellow, Tax Foundation, Washington, D.C.


The new law affects equipment purchases, business valuations for sales and investors, estate planning, and facility location, such as “opportunity zones” in many cities and towns. To help understand these issues, upcoming installments of the “Tax Reform for Print Businesses” series will cover such topics as capital investment strategies (April 10), succession and estate planning (April 17), and international business issues (April 24).

The webinars are specifically designed for archived listening as well as live participation. Because many tax-related decisions are complicated and can take time, APTech has ensured that participants can review the webinars whenever they need to, and also share them with members of their leadership teams and their financial advisors.

For more information, and to register for the “Tax Reform for Print Businesses” webinar series, visit:



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