Americans skeptical of Trump’s trickle-down tax plan, FAU poll finds


Not surprisingly, this composite taxpayer paid a lot less tax under the proposals.

Finally, if we insist on raising other taxes to close the deficit gap created by the Trump plan, we will undermine the growth incentives we need.

“We are going to double the standard deduction so a married couple wouldn’t pay any taxes on the first $24,000 income they earn”. It is not unreasonable that the top one percent of earners, who now pay more than 40 cent of income taxes and are responsible for substantial investment, will receive considerable benefits in any broad tax reduction package. As evidence, consider the spate of corporate inversions in recent years, as well as the arcane maneuvers used to avoid or delay paying corporate taxes.

Making major tax reform temporary – even for 10 years – undermines its effectiveness because many business projects and decisions depend on forecasting beyond that period. If you have pension opportunities you’re not sure about or excludable benefits such as cafeteria plans and dependent care benefits, a tax professional can help you evaluate your options. The three new income tax rates would be 10 percent, 25 percent and 35 percent.

For example, if you know in advance of looming life changes, events such as marriage, divorce or remarriage, you need to consider the effect of these changes to your tax status. But, beyond that, the principles of it largely followed the campaign proposal.

Among the Trump administration’s tax reform proposals is elimination of the alternative minimum tax, which would save Trump’s business holdings tens of millions of dollars a year. But businesses don’t like to make investment decisions based on tax cuts that won’t last. The most important changes that will affect IL are Trump’s corporate tax reform, the repeal of the state and local tax deduction, and the repeal of the death tax. The current top rate on such income is 39.6 percent, but would drop to 15 percent under Trump’s proposal. With a tax rate of 20 percent, such a system would raise more than $1 trillion in revenue over the next decade. The Obama administration had proposed cutting it to 28 percent.

Incomes between $$48,400 and $83,000 will get 6.6 percent.

Where should a multinational’s income be taxed? However, the administration’s choice to focus more on the statutory corporate income tax rather than moving towards a cash-flow tax through full expensing of capital investment will limit the amount of growth the president should expect from his plan.

Higgins said he was optimistic that the NY and California congressional delegations will lead the fight against eliminating the exemption for state and local taxes. Because these costs fall on third parties, they are not accounted for in the market, and so, polluters produce at a suboptimal level: They sell too much, too cheaply. However, lower rates alone will go a long way toward reducing the practice. But many experts are skeptical. A study by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy of 258 consistently profitable Fortune 500 companies between 2008 and 2015, found that as a group their effective income tax rate was 21 per cent. This is known as a “territorial” system. Instead, they say, reduced taxes will pay to stimulate the US economy, so the government will not have to borrow more money to make up the difference. Small businesses could also be affected considering they wouldn’t receive this tax reduction, as they are not corporations.

Local lawmakers should consider Trump’s plan and position the state to thrive under federal changes. Yet some analysts argue that corporations might instead use the money to pay dividends to shareholders.

The blueprint is likely to be one of several competing tax plans, with the Senate reportedly reviewing proposals made in 2014 by former Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp, and the White House formulating its own policies. As Mr. Sowell related, even revenues brought in by tax cuts aren’t always enough to offset a failure to spend responsibly.

However, the standard deduction would almost double under Trump’s proposal.


The US would not be levying tax on the returns to economic activity taking place there, apart from economic activity in the form of sales. The percentage of the increase, the association noted, is more than half a percentage point below the 2 percent property tax cap.

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