Tax Reform Series 1 – Reduction in Individual Income Tax Rates

Plain Language of Change:

  • Reduced rates for individual taxpayers from January 1, 2018 until December 31, 2025
  • Creates a seven bracket structure ranging from 10% to 37%
  • It reduces every income tax bracket for individuals
  • Income tax brackets are adjusted annually for inflation starting in 2019
  • Simplifies the “kiddie tax” by taxing net unearned income at estate & trust tax rates
  • Complicates capital gains tax some what by leaving the prior law rates and income thresholds.
  • Capital gains brackets are indexed for inflation using the Changed Consumer Price Index (C-CPI-U) which is generally at a slower rate of growth (adjustment)

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