How Money Walks Author Travis H Brown On Fox and Friends On Tax Day 2019

How Money Walks Author Travis H Brown On Fox and Friends On Tax Day 2019
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If you haven’t checked your paycheck since the Trump Tax Cuts passed last year, you might want to do a double take. New filing data from H&R Block confirms that the average American’s tax liability shrank by nearly 25%, or $1,200, last year. This amounts to $100 in paycheck savings every month that American families can reinvest in their local economies or stash away in their savings account. The news gets even better – H&R Block has so far found that tax liabilities have, on average, shrank in all 50 states regardless of political affiliation.

The 5 states with the largest reduction in tax liability, in order, were New Jersey, Massachusetts, California, Georgia, and Connecticut. 3 of those states, California, Connecticut, and New Jersey, are solidly blue but have continued to benefit from the Trump Tax Cuts thanks to a $10,000 deduction for state and local income taxes (SALT deduction) and higher exemptions and phase outs for the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT).

While H&R Block finds that nearly 2/3rds of Americans have seen their taxes go down, a poll from the Tax Policy Center finds that just 40% actually believe that this has occurred. The New York Times notes that “as taxpayers filed their returns, many found that they were due smaller refunds than in the past, which may have further skewed perceptions of the law”. In reality, their tax reductions have been baked into every paycheck for over a year now. Remember – a refund from the government means that the taxpayer paid too much money in the first place. Shrinking refunds are actually a good thing!

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