wnol.info May 25 2017


Mnuchin says business tax rate at 15 percent in Trump tax plan

May 25 2017, 08:49 | Irvin Gilbert

Most analyses of that plan estimated it would make the US deficit balloon because of the lost tax revenue. And many simply order reviews of pressing issues that push decision-making down the line.

The poll goes on to state that Trump has an overall job-approval rating of 40 percent, the lowest any president has had at around the 100-day mark in the history of the NBC/WSJ poll.

Trump's Treasury secretary said this plan would seek to simplify the tax code by allowing people to fill out their taxes on a "large postcard".

The Trump administration is finally outlining its proposal for tax reform, which leans heavily on tax cuts.

So here's what to look for.

Some of the stock market's sluggishness since the S&P 500 SPX, +0.61% hit a record on March 1 has been blamed on the absence of meaningful policy change since Trump took office. "Tax reform is going to cause some losers". In them he called for much lower tax rates for businesses and individuals and tax simplification.

Trump previously outlined a Contract with the American Voter in October past year prior to his election.

The tax plan proposed by House Republicans would reduce the number of individual tax brackets to three.

President Donald Trump's proposed tax plan will cut the corporate tax rate to 15 percent, the Wall Street Journal reported. The intention is apparently to lure Democratic support for the Trump tax cuts.

They're not the same thing. Promises of outsized growth were equally absent following the massive tax cuts to the rich delivered under George W. Bush.

Four economic advisers to Trump's campaign have recommended that the president focus on a business tax cut bill this year that also includes funds for infrastructure in an effort to appeal to Democrats.

Given that almost half the year is over and progress has been slow, getting comprehensive reform done in 2017 is virtually impossible.

But these kind of optimistic projections-the promotion of which he characterizes as "dynamic scoring abuse"-proved nonexistent after similar tax cuts were pushed through by the Reagan administration in the 1980s".

And if he opts for tax cuts, how will he propose paying for them?

For American presidents, this is an important period: Usually Congress is willing to make its biggest concessions while the new president is still popular. Experts have already thrown cold water on assertions from Mnuchin that Trump's tax plan will be paid for by economic growth.

Critics of the policy argue it would hurt retailers and consumers because tons of imported products - cars, clothing, appliances - would suddenly become more expensive.

3. Will Trump kill chances for a border adjustment tax?

Toder was referring to the border adjustment tax, a proposal by Ryan and Brady to levy a 20 percent tax on imported goods to help make a tax overhaul revenue-neutral.

"We've seen a sneak preview".

The negotiations over corporate tax are tied in with high-stakes budgetary discussions this week on Capitol Hill as the United States government works to avoid a shut-down this weekend.

Trump is far from the first president to turn to governing by executive orders signed from the friendly confines of the Oval Office rather than by legislation that would need to wend its way through the halls of Congress. Obama had frequently criticized his predecessor, George W. Bush, for governing unilaterally, but he too turned to the executive action, particularly after the Republicans seized control of Capitol Hill. Small business owners' top tax rate would drop from 39.6 percent to 15 percent.

5. What's in it for the middle class?

"You could have as high as a $2 trillion difference in revenues depending on what you think is going to be the growth function", Mnuchin said at a speech in Washington last week, adding that the plan "will pay for itself with growth".

No surprise, perhaps, then that Trump's child care plan stands to benefit exactly those people-affluent, urban families. And in the case of millions of low- and middle-income families, the breaks would raise their tax burden when combined with Trump's other proposals to eliminate head of household status, repeal personal exemptions and raise the lowest income tax rate to 12% from 10% now.



Other news