How the GOP Tax Reform Plan Could Affect You


This loophole would slash the tax rate on the profits from these businesses by more than a third.

They also said the increased deduction will lower the overall tax burden, despite the higher rate for lower income families.

The tax-reform outline does not mention changes to other taxes, including those on capital gains and dividends as well as newer taxes imposed as part of the Affordable Care Act. It lacks critical details about the many tax breaks the White House and Republican congressional leaders want to eliminate to offset some of the trillions of dollars in revenue that would be lost through tax cuts.

The plans come from the White House, the House Committee on Ways and Means, and the Senate Committee on Finance.

Corporations would see their top tax rate cut from 35 to 20 percent. But it's anyone's guess who will pay those rates. The top individual rate is now 39.6%, and the corporate rate is 35%. Real tax reform takes time to refine and build consensus, and the last thing this nation needs is unfunded tax cuts like those enacted under President George W. Bush.

-The seven current individual tax brackets would be reduced to three, with new rates: 12 percent, 25 percent, 35 percent (the current highest rate, already low by western standards, is 39.6 percent). But typical families in the 10% bracket today "are expected to be better off" when all the changes under reform are considered together, the blueprint says.

The plan would almost double the standard deduction to $12,000 for individuals and $24,000 for families. That amounts to almost double the "benefit" they would receive by a doubled standard deduction. Among those that would remain are the prized tax credit for research and development and the low-income-housing credit, which many Democrats support.

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Households making more than $100,000 benefit the most. Second, give American workers a pay raise by allowing them to keep more of their hard-earned paychecks.

It also eliminates personal exemptions, worth $4,050 per person. The United States no longer would tax most foreign earnings.

'I believe we will be successful in the largest tax cut in our country's history, ' he said.

Kansas lawmakers rolled back numerous original tax cuts during a long, and sometimes heated, session this year.

The proposal will eliminate most itemized deductions and repeal the individual alternative minimum tax because it adds to the complexity of the code. However, the plan recommends a surcharge on the super-wealthy. The tax only applies to estates worth at least $5.49 million per tax filer. This could include charging them a higher tax rate, but no final decisions have been made. It's estimated to cost roughly $1.5 trillion over a decade. There's a provision in the Trump plan that would cap the rate on income from pass-through businesses at 25 percent. Toomey told reporters the Senate Budget Committee could send a measure to the Senate floor next week. "This is a plan for the middle class and for companies so they can bring back jobs".

An end to taxation of US companies' worldwide income and a move to a territorial system.

But to dissuade US companies from artificially shifting their profits to low-tax (or no tax) havens, the framework also would impose a minimum foreign tax, though the rate is unspecifiied.