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Playing BRIDGE

Grow your business with help from your own tax dollars.

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This story appears in the September 2002 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Sen. John Kerry's BRIDGE Act isn't about building the next Golden Gate, but it may help entrepreneurs seize golden opportunities.

The BRIDGE ( Retained Income During Growth and Expansion) Act would allow businesses to access capital by temporarily deferring a portion of their taxes. The deferral would be limited to $250,000, repayable with interest over four years. Because of interest, the bill actually generates a net gain of $1.1 billion over 10 years.

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