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Here Is The Full Text Of The Final Republican Tax Bill

Update: in addition to the previously leaked highlights (see below), Republicans on Friday evening released the final version of their legislation to slash tax rates for corporations and individuals. The 1,097 page document, containing the bill and an explanatory statement, was crafted by the House-Senate conference committee. The bill is expected to come up for votes in Congress next week. Read the bill below, courtesy of The Hill: The "shorter" - only 570 page long - explanatory...

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Trump Tax Plan Greatest Gift Establishment Ever Got

The following article by David Haggith was published on The Great Recession Blog: As soon as President Trump put his Goldman boys, Gary Cohn and Steven Mnuchin, in charge of his tax plan, I knew Trump’s tax plan would never fulfill his and his henchmen’s promises of helping the middle class and of not giving additional tax breaks to the rich. The Trump Tax plan, as it now exists, proves those conjoined promises to be the greatest lie Trump ever told. After two decades with Goldman...

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Here Are The Negatives In The Republican Tax Plan, According To Wall Street

Judging by the market's euphoric reaction this morning, the Senate's passage of the tax bill on Saturday is nothing but good news for stocks (well, maybe not the Nasdaq). And indeed, banks - whose effective tax rate is around 30% - and other tax-sensitive companies are surging, with banks are outperforming and  sending the KBW bank index up as much as 2.8% to a fresh decade-high (BofA up as much as 3.9% to the highest since Oct. 2008; JPM up as much as 3.4% to record high; Citigroup up...

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Stockman: Debt, Taxes, Growth, And The GOP Con Job

Authored by David Stockman via Contra Corner blog, During more than four decades in Washington and on Wall Street it is quite possible that we never picked up any useful skills. But along the way we did unavoidably acquire what amounts to a survival tool in those fair precincts - namely, a nose for the con job. And what a doozy we have going now as a desperate mob of Capitol Hill Republicans attempts to enact something---anything--- that can be vaguely...

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Why Eliminating The State And Local Tax Deduction Is A Terrible Idea

Authored by Ryan McMaken via The Mises Institute, The tax "reform" currently being discussed in Washington is mostly a political exercise for politicians who can use the process to extract more campaign contributions from supporters, and punish non-supporters. The actual tax burden imposed on Americans overall will change little. The proposed elimination of the deduction for state and local taxes (SALT) is an excellent illustration of how the tax reform is really about playing...

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Could Trump’s Tax Bill Trigger A Mass Exodus From Manhattan? Goldman Seems To Think So…

New York's billionaire hedge fund managers have blazed the trail south in recent years with the likes of David Tepper, Paul Tudor Jones and Eddie Lampert all ditching the Empire State for Florida...a state which brings not only pristine beaches and year-round golf weather but also the added benefit of a 0% personal income tax rate.  Meanwhile, as Bloomberg once again points out this morning, the decision to ditch the over-taxed states of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut will be even...

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Taxes: Here’s What’s Going To Stay The Same

Authored by Simon Black via SovereignMan.com, On October 3, 1913, US President Woodrow Wilson signed the Underwood-Simmons Act into law, creating what would become the first modern US income tax. The legislation (at least, the income tax portion) was only 16 pages and imposed a base tax rate of just 1%. The highest tax rate was set at 7%– and it only applied to individuals earning more than $500,000 per year, which is about $12.6 million today according to the Bureau of Labor...

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Senate GOP Unveils Tax Proposal: Here Are The Main Highlights

Confirming the leaks that occurred in the last hours, Senate Republicans just released their proposal for the tax bill and it is notably different from the House bill. Here are the most notable highlights (more details below): 20% permanent corporate tax cut delayed by 1 year Complies with the $1.5 trillion cost (will cost $1.44 trillion) Preserves 7 tax brackets: top tax bracket is 38.5%, down from 39.6% Doubles standard deduction from $12,700 to $24,000 (married couples) Ends state and...

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Goldman Still Sees 65% Chance Of Tax Reform Passing; Expects Senate To Make These Changes…

After a wave of GOP defections in recent days and waffling on timing, Goldman's economics team apparently still sees a 65% chance of a tax reform bill being enacted by "early 2018," but warns that the final bill may look nothing like the one recently proposed by the House. As we pointed out yesterday (see: The Republican Tax Plan Will Crush These Housing Markets), Goldman fully expects the Washington D.C. swamp, led by realtors and homebuilders in this case, to attack various components of...

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3 Myths About Tax Cuts

Authored by Lance Roberts via RealInvestmentAdvice.com, On Friday, I touched on the proposed “tax cut/reform” bill introduced by the House Ways and Means committee which is chaired by Congressman Kevin Brady. Some of the key highlights of the “House plan”  are as follows (courtesy of Zacks Research): No change to 401(k) contribution caps Repeal the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) Corporate tax rate at 20% (aims to be a permanent cut) Top individual tax rate 39.6%...

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