President Trump's White House followed a familiar pattern this last week, first generating breathless headlines on big promises about sweeping tax reform and then following through on Wednesday with a one-page tax plan too light on details to be considered formidable.

President Trump's team announced a sweeping reform to the current USA tax code on Tuesday, but did not break down how it would conquer repatriation. When asked about it at the roll-out briefing, Director of the National Economic Council Gary Cohn called such information a "micro-detail". But Trump's top economic adviser used some bad math to describe the proposal, raising questions. The mortgage interest and charitable contributions deductions would stay, but that wouldn't matter if numerous 600,000 Long Islanders who itemize could no longer do so. But that's not double.

But recently Ireland has come under fire from the European Union for arrangements that allowed Apple to dodge more than $14 billion in taxes, and the country was ranked the 6th worst tax haven in the world by Oxfam in a report late previous year.

We're going to repeal the death tax. The White House said it would be the "biggest tax cut" in USA history. How much a middle class family could expect in tax cuts, and whether the plan would be revenue-neutral.

During the campaign, Trump released a tax proposal that would eliminate the personal exemption.

Trump's plan to cut tax rates fits nicely with Ryan's goal.

All in all, for many taxpayers, the plan looks like a real win. It could particularly hurt regions like Long Island, where taxpayers depend on itemized deductions to lower their tax burdens.

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"There's a good reason to stay at the table, see if we can't come up with a good, smart solution", Brady said. It would, for instance, reduce the number of income tax brackets from seven to three. But the administration has yet to determine the income levels for people who would be put in each bracket. Though specifics are still unclear, under one portion of the new plan, corporations-including Kentucky's most profitable companies-would get a tax break. Most everyone fears it, but it's already been so watered down as to apply only to estates worth at least $5.5 million. The 40% tax now applies to a $5.5 million inheritance for individuals and $11 million for married couples.

But one particular change - the elimination of the ability to deduct state and local taxes - would hurt California more than nearly any other state.

Last year, more than 43 million families claimed the deduction, saving them almost $70 billion. But he also wouldn't rule out that middle class people could actually see their taxes rise under the plan.

The real estate industry has always been the biggest beneficiary of tax breaks, writing off interest on loans and depreciating the value of a property for tax purposes, even when the market value of the property rises. The fact is it affects very few estates. Growth would need to accelerate to 2.8 percent a year, from its current pace of about 2 percent, to pay just for that cut. The administration's tax plan is supported by the hope that the economy will grow at a rate of 3 percent (up from about 1 percent currently) by the end of 2017.

Rich people, including Trump, tend to report a lot of business income, Williams said.

Corporate tax in the United Kingdom was cut to 19% this month, and the government plans to bring it down to 17% by 2020.


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