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April 3, 2018

APTech and WhatTheyThink offer free webinar series to help print owners and executives and their advisors navigate the new tax law


Reston, VADo 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, is presenting “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.

“Based on the new tax law, this second installment of the ‘Tax Reform for Print Businesses’ webinar series will focus on the specific considerations related to capital investments and provide actionable takeaways,” says Mark Nuzzaco, APTech Vice President, Government Affairs.

The second session, “Capital Investment and Leasing,” will take place on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. ET. Capital equipment and other invesments are crucial elements of a print business and, in fact, define the business’ capabilities and the markets it can pursue, but an effective and optimized investment strategy is vital to minimizing the tax burden and maximizing profitability. Is it better to purchase or lease capital equipment? What has the new tax law changed vis-à-vis the depreciation deduction? How can a print business develop a good capital investment strategy based on the provisions in the new tax law?

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:

About the Association for Print Technologies (APTechSM)
The Association for Print Technologies (formerly known as NPES), is a purpose-driven organization dedicated to supporting the entire commercial printing value chain. We believe in helping our members maximize alignment with their value chain partners to be more effective and competitive. Printing has been vital to communication for decades; today, the digital culture has heightened our industry’s complexity and reframed its relevance. APTech’s signature event — PRINT®— answers the call by bringing the boldest and brightest innovators, influencers, and newest technology together to create connections that showcase and advance our industry. For complete information about the Association, its programs, and its member companies, visit: or phone: 703/264-7200.

About WhatTheyThink
WhatTheyThink is the printing and publishing industry's leading media organization, offering a wide range of publications that deliver unbiased, real-time market intelligence, industry news, economic and trend analysis, peer-to-peer communication, and special reports on emerging technology and critical events. Special interest sections include Economics, Wide Format, Labels & Packaging, Software, Print Finishing, Textiles, and Industrial Print. WhatTheyThink hosts webinars and live events as well as providing content through a syndication program, delivering content directly to related websites. In addition, WhatTheyThink offers a wide range of lead generation and branding programs that help print- and publishing-related companies achieve business growth. For more information about partnering with WhatTheyThink, contact Eric Vessels at email: