Tax cuts in Senate bill would evaporate in a decade: analysis

Tax cuts for individuals in the Senate’s latest tax plan would disappear by 2027, according to an analysis by the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT), with some even seeing a tax increase.

While taxpayers would see their tax bills drop by 7.4 percent on average in 2019 under the bill, by 2027, their taxes would rise by an average of 0.2 percent.

The poor would be hardest hit, with those making between $20,000 and $30,000 seeing their tax bills rise starting in 2021. By 2027, they would see a 25.4 percent increase in their tax bill.

Those making over $75,000 would still see their taxes go down, albeit by less than 1 percent by the final year, while everyone making under $75,000 would see some level of tax increase.

The drop-off is likely attributable to a series of expiring tax cuts introduced in Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch’s (R-Utah) latest update to the bill. The legislation would also eliminate the individual mandate for ObamaCare and lower some individual tax rates.

The JCT analysis looked at averages for each income group and did not break out how many people at each level would see their taxes go up or down.

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