It seems that, much like the Atlanta weather, if you don’t like today’s tax law – just hang on and it’ll be different next week. This is literally true as the House and Senate Tax Reform bills contain some major areas they disagree on.
As of last week, here’s a summary of the major points to be worked out in joint committees. We post the news as it happens. You can get free text updates by clicking here.
|When do the individual provisions expire?||Most are permanent||Most expire in 2025|
about the mandate to buy health insurance?
|Preserves it||Eliminates it by reducing the penalty to $0|
are the tax brackets and rates?
|Calls for four brackets: 12%, 25%, 35% and 39.6%||The new rates would be: 10%, 12%, 22%, 24%, 32%, 35%,
|What’s the new Standard Deduction?||Raises it to $12,200 for single filers; to $18,300 for
heads of household; to $24,400 for joint filers
|Raises it to $12,000 from $6,350 for single filers; to
$18,000 from $9,350 for heads of household; to $24,000 from $12,700 for
|What about the Child Tax Credit?||Increases it to $1,600 from $1,000||Increases it to $2,000 from $1,000 and Allows
it for children under 18, up from 17 today, but only until 2025
|What about new family credits?||Creates temporary $300 personal credit for parents and
their non-child dependents
|Creates a temporary $500 credit for dependents who aren’t children|
|Are there changes to mortgage interest?||Lowers the amount of mortgage debt on which interest
may be deducted to $500,000 from $1 million
|What about the AMT?||Repeals||Keeps it but raises the amount of money exempt from it through 2025. Then income exemption levels revert to present law|
|What about the Death Tax?|| Doubles the exemption levels for six years
then repeals the estate tax in 2024
|Shields more people from it by doubling the exemption
levels to $11 million for individuals and $22 million for couples
He is also a founding Board Member and Finance Director of the Fayette Pregnancy Resource Center and serves on the Board of the National Equal Rights Institute.
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