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Trump tax plan slashing business rates to test support in Congress

October 19 2017, 11:40 | Guillermo Bowen

Much lower business rates: Trump still wants to slash the top tax rate for all businesses to 15%, as he proposed during the campaign.

The Trump administration unveiled a sweeping tax reform plan on Wednesday, promising to simplify and pare down the tax code.

The vast majority of businesses in the United States are set up as pass-throughs. Those run the gamut from mom-and-pop shops to law firms and hedge funds. But, broken down along partisan lines, the differences are striking: 83% of Hillary Clinton voters said they think Russian Federation tried to influence the election compared with just 28% of Donald Trump voters.

US Treasury secretary Steve Mnuchin has confirmed Donald Trump's tax plan will aim for the biggest tax cut in the country's history.

Since Trump first proposed his net worth tax back in 1999, wealth taxes have become increasingly en vogue among left-leaning economists and policy wonks.

Trump dispatched his top lieutenants to Capitol Hill Tuesday evening to discuss his plan with Republican leaders.

In Trump's case, he's struggled even though both houses of Congress are in the hands of Republicans; his health care bill never even came for a vote in the House of Representatives after it drew sharp criticism from moderate and conservative Republicans alike. "Now, whether 15 percent is the right figure or not, that's a matter to be determined".

That's about $240 billion a year, which is nearly as much as the $304 billion the government spent last year on income security programs such as food stamps, unemployment benefits and child nutrition.

The price tag could be somewhat less if Trump chose not to repeal the corporate AMT. The claim suggests the cuts would cut more than $600 billion a year in revenue - or roughly 4 percent of the economy, exceeding the size of President Ronald Reagan's 1981 tax package.

The TPC was working off a plan from the Trump campaign that was thin on details. It is estimated that a border adjustment tax could generate up to $1 trillion. He has emphasized that the proposal will generate economic growth, which he argues should in turn lead to higher tax revenue from rising wages, higher employment and strong business sales. "A senior administration official tells NBC News that the president is open to obtaining funding for the border wall in the regular appropriations process for 2018 later this year instead of insisting it be included as part of the large spending bill to keep the government's lights on past this week". "Maybe the biggest tax cut we've ever had".

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and other Trump officials said they plan to finance tax reform with economic growth of up to 3% annually.

"I'm not convinced that cutting taxes is necessarily going to blow a hole in the deficit", Hatch said. And 167 of these companies found a way to pay less than 15 percent in at least one year during this period, which means about two-thirds of profitable Fortune 500 corporations are already quite familiar with the experience of paying less than Trump's proposed 15 percent rate.

"I'd love to do that".

Although the administration has always been considering a border adjustability tax, which would tax goods imported into and sold in the United States and was championed by the Republican House speaker, Paul Ryan, it appears unlikely that this will be included in Wednesday's proposed tax plans.

Switch to a territorial tax system: Today, U.S. companies must pay tax on all their profits, regardless of where in the world those profits are earned.

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