Donnelly flying with Trump to IN for speech

  • Donnelly flying with Trump to IN for speech

Donnelly flying with Trump to IN for speech

"This is a plan for the middle class and for companies, so they can bring back jobs", he said. A much larger standard deduction and child tax credit.

The administration said it was eliminating most individual credits and deductions, and touted the near-doubling the standard deduction from $6,350 as of 2017 to $12,000 for a single person, and from $12,700 as of 2017 to $24,000 for a married couple.

He will make his pivot to overhauling the tax code official on Wednesday during a speech in IN where he will unveil details of a plan that he has promised will be the biggest tax cut in history.

For individuals, the top tax bracket would likely drop from almost 40 percent to 35 percent, and the bottom tax rate will increase from 10 percent to 12 percent, CBS News' Major Garrett has confirmed, according to sources on the Hill and in the lobbying community.

The framework is the product of the so-called Big Six of USA policy makers on taxes: House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R., Texas), Senate Finance Chairman Orrin Hatch (R., Utah), Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, White House economic policy chief Gary Cohn, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R., Wis.).

The White House is now looking for a legislative win after Republican leaders said Tuesday they would no longer hold a vote on their Obamacare replacement plan. They claim it is "fully aligned" with the House and Senate committees now working on the policy.

The framework also gives Congress the option of creating a higher, fourth, rate above 35 percent to ensure that the rich are paying their fair share.

"We have to acknowledge that any effort to cut or reform taxes is inevitably more complicated than tackling health care", said Mark Hamrick, senior economic analyst at, in an email. "We want tax reform that makes America great again", he said.

The blueprint also calls for legislators to retain tax incentives for homeownership, retirement savings, charitable giving and higher education.

If these tax cuts are all part of the GOP plan, some estimates show that it would cost upward of $4 trillion.

NY congressional Republicans had pleaded with Trump to retain the tax break over concerns it would hit New Yorkers hard and amount to an unfair double tax.

According to a Washington Post/ABC News poll released on September 22, for example, conservative Republicans oppose cutting taxes on higher-income people by a 42-50 margin.

In addition to the slight uptick for the lowest tax bracket, the Republican plan is expected to propose lowering the top individual tax rate to 35% from 39.6%.

"We'll see what happens, but I hope it's going to be 15 percent", he told reporters.

Repealing it would increase federal revenue by $1.3 trillion over the decade, according to the Tax Policy Center. That move would allow GOP lawmakers to pass legislation without Democratic support. With seven tax brackets being shrunk to three, most Americans would fall in the middle bracket with a 25 percent rate.

Reports have said the plan calls for lowering the top bracket for individuals to 35% from what is now 39.6%.

But the income levels for the brackets will be decided by the congressional committees.

The lack of agreement, days before the plan is set to be unveiled more broadly, underscore the hard Republicans face in uniting behind a tax bill.