The tax plan is the third major policy proposal from Trump, who has also outlined plans for immigration and guns. “It’ll grow the American economy at a level it hasn’t seen in decades”.
One of the biggest beneficiaries appears to be families that draw the smallest paychecks. Businesses would pay no more than 15 percent of their income to the government.
But Edwards warned that the removal of 75 million households from any federal income tax liability might result in less accountability for government spending.
Trump, who will be holding a press conference in Trump Tower on Monday morning to discuss his forthcoming tax plan, gave some more details to Pelley in the interview after Pelley pressed him harder. That’s a dramatic cut from the current top rate of close to 40%.
Trump doesn’t specify the limits on exemptions that would be necessary to offer the kinds of tax cuts he favors, while remaining “fiscally responsible”. Some people standing. Most not.
Trump has hinted that he would release his tax returns, but he dodged a question on Monday over what he himself pays – and how he would be impacted under his own plan.
“I was not asked about jobs”, Trump said on NBC’s Today Show. High earners probably won’t like his relatively vague plan to eliminate most of their existing tax deductions. “The reason companies aren’t bringing it back is the tax is onerous”.
“On the corporate side the tax cut is very large”. He wouldn’t get into numbers, saying those would come in the next two days. Jeb Bush’s tax plan would do something similar, by capping the value of all deductions combined at 2% of adjusted gross income. Trump would go even further, lowering the rate to 15%.
Trump’s other South Carolina event, a jam-packed town hall hosted by Sen.
During a rally in Dallas earlier this month, Trump declared, “we’re going to make this country so successful…”
Some interpreted those remarks as Trump agreeing to raise taxes on the wealthy. “We’re going to have growth that will be tremendous”, he said. “It looks like bits and pieces of other people’s plans strung together”.
“In recent years, private equity managers benefited [from carried interest]”.
Another example of inappropriate comments directed at Trump, is the off-color remark made on Friday by Rich Lowry of Fox News that Carly Fiorina had castrated Trump during the CNN debate last week. The main issue usually debated regarding hedge fund taxation is about what’s called “carried interest”. “Frankly, I would feel differently if our country spent wisely”.
‘They all got out of their chairs and they ran to the front.
It has some populist aspects to it – eliminating some tax breaks cherished by Wall Street, and eliminating taxes altogether for many Americans – but it also could boost some wealthy taxpayers and large corporations.
Trump has repeatedly decried the low tax rates “hedge fund guys” enjoy and pledged to increase their tax burden, although he didn’t cite them in the “60 Minutes” segment. “But not many hedge fund managers”, Rosenthal said. The campaign says this would make the corporate tax rate in the United States “one of the best in the world”.
It’s also popular rallying cry for the Democratic candidates.