The more than one thousand-page tax bill released by House and Senate Republicans on Friday evening moves the needle closer to possible passage of sweeping legislation that could impact millions of Americans.
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The bill provides provisions for deep tax cuts for corporations, tax breaks for the wealthy, and what experts say are more limited benefits for middle-class Americans.
Here is what ABC News has learned will be included in that bill:
— Corporate rate to 21%, down from 35% under current law. Takes effect in 2018.
— Pass-through deduction rate set at 20% for first $315,000 of joint income
FOR THE WEALTHY
— Top individual rate to 37%, down from 39.6% under current law.
— Individual Alternative Minimum Tax exemption increased to $500k for individuals, $1 million for couples filing jointly.
FOR THE MIDDLE CLASS
— Standard deduction increased from $12,700 to $24,000 (had been previously reported as $24,400) for joint returns and from $6,350 to $12,000 for individuals. According to the Tax Policy Center, more than two-thirds of Americans take the standard deduction when filing taxes.
— Tax brackets: 7 brackets + a 0% rate
10%, 12%, 22%, 24%, 32%, 35%, 37%
— Doubles the amount of the current exemption from the Estate Tax (currently $5.5 million)
For those who ITEMIZE instead of take the standard deduction
— State and local tax deduction capped at $10,000 combined from any/all categories (property/income/sales taxes). Current law caps property tax deduction at $1 million. There are no current caps on state/local income tax deduction.
— Mortgage interest deduction capped at $750k,…