Trump “tax plan” is a one-sided sheet of paper. With no comment on border taxes

Donald Trump’s promised tax reform plan turned out on April 26 to be a content-free, single-sided, list of aspirations. The list made no mention of border taxes.

The page says:

 


 

2017 Tax Reform for Economic Growth and American Jobs

The Biggest Individual And Business Tax Cut in American History

 

Goals for Tax Reform

Grow the economy and create millions of jobs
Simplify our burdensome tax code
Provide tax relief to American families—especially middle-income families
Lower the business tax rate from one of the highest in the world to one of the lowest

Individual Reform

Tax relief for American families, especially middle-income families:
Reducing the 7 tax brackets to 3 tax brackets for 10%, 25% and 35%
Doubling the standard deduction
Providing tax relief for families with child and dependent care expenses

Simplification:
Eliminate targeted tax breaks that mainly benefit the wealthiest taxpayers.
Protect the home ownership and charitable gift tax deductions.
Repeal the Alternative Minimum Tax.
Repeal the death tax.
Repeal the 3.8% Obamacare tax that hits small businesses and investment income.

Business Reform
15% business tax rate
Territorial tax system to level the playing field for American companies
One-time tax on trillions of dollars held overseas
Eliminate tax breaks for special interests

Process:

Throughout the month of May, the Trump administration will hold listening sessions with stakeholders to receive their input and will 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 can pass both chambers

 

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