Economy

Trump wants to slash taxes on businesses

Trump wants to slash taxes on businesses

Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin said Saturday that would be accomplished through the use of controversial "dynamic scoring", which assumes those cuts would fuel faster economic growth.

Since then, however, Trump has told manufacturing CEOs in a meeting that the rate would be between 15% and 20%, and reports have indicated it could be as high as 28%. It would take a number of Democrats to support any tax plan that grows the deficit in the long run because Republicans only have 52 seats in the Senate.

"This is really the beginning of a whole new way of life that this country hasn't seen in many, many years", Trump said in his remarks.

Republicans had been working under a budget maneuver that would allow them to pass a tax bill with a simple majority in the Senate - but only if it didn't add to long-term deficits.

After announcing the coming tax reform reveal in an interview Friday, he repeated the announcement during remarks at the Treasury department, where Treasury officials were reportedly "speechless".

"The administration has embarked in a very risky direction", said Edward Kleinbard, the former chief of staff for Congress' Joint Committee on Taxation.

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But while he supports lowering the corporate tax rate, Cole said he "wouldn't want to do it at the cost of exploding the deficit".

The White House will release a broad overview of its tax reform plan as early as Wednesday, according to administration officials.

Revenue neutrality is important, because the GOP controls just 52 of the Senate's 100 seats, and normal Senate rules impose a 60-vote threshold for legislation to escape potential filibusters from opponents. While he didn't provide many more details on Saturday, he made one thing clear: The administration wants to simplify things.

But if he only issues the broad outline of a plan, he could further complicate lawmakers and many in the business community, who have been hoping the White House would weigh in on key questions, such as how they plan to tax imports or whether they will pursue the elimination of any tax deductions.

The White House is planning to formally roll out its tax plan Wednesday, ending months of speculation about the president's intentions for rewriting the tax code and following a prolonged period of confusion in which he and his top advisers sent mixed messages about what elements they favored and how the tax cut would be structured. "Tax reform is way too complicated", he said.

"And on the regulatory front, there is so much conflicting regulation that it is hard to sustain the economic growth we are looking for".

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Still, lawmakers from both parties have said the corporate tax rate must be reduced to help US companies compete with firms headquartered in other countries and to prevent USA firms from moving overseas.

Trump told Fox Business News that he prefers a "reciprocal" tax in which any tariffs, duties or taxes would match what trading partners charge.

No one disagrees with the Trump administration's basic premise that tax cuts can stimulate growth. And those who don't care about it seem to be winning out.

"I'm not convinced that cutting taxes is necessarily going to blow a hole in the deficit", said Sen.

With his unexpected comments, Trump jolted the process forward, as he tries to breathe new life into an effort that risked becoming bogged down like other campaign priorities.

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