Losing the $4,050 Personal Exemption in 2018 But Doubling The Standard Deduction


As part of the GOP tax reform bill to support President Trump’s tax reform agenda the Personal exemption is being fully eliminated in 2018. The $4,050 personal exemption in 2018 (which was unchanged from 2017) can be taken for yourself, your spouse, and your eligible dependents, will be scrapped. This could mean that single parents or families with […]

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Most Americans Will be Getting a Tax Cut and Larger Take Home Paychecks in 2018


The latest GOP tax reform bill will affect most Americans when it comes to their 2018 taxes (filed in 2019). While everyone has their own unique financial and tax situations the answer to how the Trump/GOP tax changes will impact American tax payers are driven by these four main factors: How much you earn – your pay […]

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Final House and Senate GOP Tax Reform Bill For Trump Tax Changes in 2018 and 2019


House and Senate Republican (GOP) lawmakers have passed a reconciled/final bill for President Trumps Tax Reform measures under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. These proposals are aimed at building on Trump’s promises to streamline the US personal and corporate tax code. The plans promise tax savings in 2018 of nearly $1,500 to $2,500 for an […]

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I Like Donald Trump But Will Drop Him Like a Hot Potato if He Raises My Taxes


The title of this article is from a reader (Barry P.) who had this comment on Trump’s proposed tax reforms: I live in Massachusetts and make $61,000.00 annually. I own a home and pay mortgage interest of around $12,000 dollars. My state income taxes and property taxes amount to another $8,000. So my itemized deduction […]

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2017 and 2018 Healthcare Debate Continues – Coverage, Premiums, Tax Credits and Penalties – Obamacare vs. AHCA (House bill) vs. BCRA (Senate bill)


Jun 26 –  The Senate has announced their health care plan –  the BETTER CARE RECONCILIATION ACT (BCRA) – which is in line with the house bill described in the previous update, with key changes being made to appease more moderate Republicans. has a nice summary comparing Obamacare, AHCA (House bill) and BCRA (Senate bill) as […]

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What’s Ahead for the US economy in the Next 4 years (2017 to 2020)


What a whirlwind the United States Presidential Election was! It sparked record interest in the Presidential Debates and polls predicted the highest turnout rate of voters in the history of our Presidential Elections.  Trump was the third Presidential candidate in US history to win the election after losing the vote in his own home state […]

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2017 and 2018 Trump Economic Stimulus, Tax Breaks and Credits for Individuals, Corporations and Investors


With Donald J. Trump now America’s 45th president many are now asking if he can bring around the economic change promised while on the campaign trail. A lot of people voted for him as a change agent and from an economic point of view at least are hoping he can bring back opportunity to millions […]

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Trump GOP Tax Plan, Cuts and Changes in 2017, 2018 and Beyond – Latest Updates and Final Bill


[Latest update]  Republican lawmakers in the House and Senate have now passed a combined tax reform bill along party lines for President Trump’s Tax Reform measures under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. See the table below that contrasts changes from earlier versions in each chamber versus what is in the final bill that goes to the […]

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ObamaCare (ACA) Repeal and Replacement via American Health Care Act (AHCA) ON HOLD for 2017 and 2018


[Latest Update] The repeal and replacement of Obamacare via the American Health Care Act, the Ryan-Trump administration proposal, is officially on hold following a lack on unity across the Republican party to get the AHCA bill approved in the House. With no Democrat member support, it had to be passed by all the factions of the Republican […]

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