The Principles Behind Trump’s Big Tax Reform Plan
The Principles Behind Trump’s Big Tax Reform Plan
After months of promises and speculation, not to mention a never-ending supply of political rhetoric, the new presidential administration finally released its plan for tax reform, titled “2017 Tax Reform for Economic Growth and American Jobs.” So how big is it? If you believe the National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, it will be the “biggest individual and business tax cut in American history.”
Tax Reform Goals
It’s no secret that President Trump, as well as Republican lawmakers, had his eyes set on major tax reform for many months. Now that Republicans have control of the White House, the Senate, and Congress, the scene is set for a major overhaul. The new administration is promising big changes with several goals in mind as they promise to give American taxpayers a big break. Per the one-page release from the Trump administration, there are four major goals that they hope to accomplish with their tax reform plans: ? Grow the economy and create millions of jobs ? Simplify the country’s burdensome tax code ? Provide tax relief to American families – especially the middle class ? Lower the corporate tax rate from one of the highest to one of the lowest
Formal Proposal Later This Year
Although the release did not include a lot of specific details, the administration said those details would be shared in a formal proposal later this summer after more consultation with congressional leaders. However, the major principles behind the reform are very similar to those promised and promoted by President Trump during the election cycle. So far, he has not wavered from those principles. There were some specific ideas shared in the release that are indicative of the changes that are likely ahead. Additional Changes and ReformAccording to the release, as far as individual reform is concerned, the administration wants to bring true tax relief for American families by reducing the seven tax brackets to three tax brackets of 10%, 25% and 35%, doubling the standard deduction, providing tax relief for families with child and dependent care expenses. They also hope to simplify things by eliminating targeted tax breaks that mainly benefit the wealthiest taxpayers, while at the same time protecting the home ownership and charitable gift tax deductions. As for business reform, the administration wants to lower the corporate tax rate to 15 percent, create a territorial tax system to level the playing field for American companies, implement a one-time tax on trillions of dollars held overseas, and eliminate tax breaks for special interests.
So what’s next? According to the release, the Trump administration plans to hold listening sessions with key stakeholders throughout the month of May. They hope to receive their input as they move forward and plan to continue working with the House and Senate to develop the details of a plan that provides massive tax relief, creates jobs, and makes America more competitive—and of course to finalize a plan that can pass both chambers.
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