Ways Republicans' Final Tax Plan Would Impact Women's Lives Dramatically

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Numerous controversial provisions in the House bill, like eliminating the tax credit for adoptive parents or getting rid of the ability of graduate students to waive their tuition from their taxable income, were stripped out in the conference bill.

"This bill is far from flawless, and left to my own accord, we would have reached bipartisan consensus on legislation that avoided any chance of adding to the deficit and far less would have been done on the individual side with items that do not generate economic growth". Now the individual tax brackets sit at 10 percent, 15 percent, 25 percent, 28 percent, 33 percent, 35 percent, and 39.6 percent.

Under current law, the seven tax brackets are 10 percent, 15 percent, 25 percent, 28 percent, 33 percent, 35 percent and 39.6 percent. The big difference is when the highest rate kicks in.

Deductions and exceptions: now, the standard deduction for singles is $6,350 while it is $12,700 for married, joint filers.

With Republican's tax plan, the individual health insurance mandate, a key provision of Obamacare that penalizes people who don't have health insurance, would disappear in 2019.

Here are some of the other tax provisions in the final bill.

Child tax credit: now, the child tax credit is only $1,000 per qualified child, but the new law increases it to $2,000, with $1,400 being refundable. The Florida senator's (cogent) argument being that working parents who don't earn enough money to pay much federal income tax - but are still subject to payroll taxes - shouldn't get a smaller child-care subsidy than millionaire couples do.

" The tax credit for expenses associated with adoption remains unchanged, despite early talk of eliminating it".

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The Estate Tax: Currently, estates worth more than $5.49 million for individuals and $10.98 million for couples are taxed at 40 percent after death. The final bill preserves the tax, but temporarily doubles those thresholds - in 2026, the status quo estate tax go back into effect (watch out for an uptick in patricides among the one percent in 2025). However, even the limited deduction is an improvement over the House's proposed tax plan, which called for eliminating the deduction of local and state income and sales taxes altogether while capping property tax deductions.

For residences bought from January 1, through December 25, 2025, the plan caps the deduction for mortgage interest at $750,000 in loan value. Now, while he still does not think that this bill is flawless and he would have preferred to have reached a more bipartisan consensus on parts of the legislation, will vote for this "once-in-a-generation opportunity" to make businesses more competitive.

The bill released on Friday afternoon by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Conference Committee pegs the new rates at 10 percent, 12 percent, 22 percent, 24 percent, 32 percent, 35 percent and 37 percent.

A 21 percent corporate rate.

The legislation guts a deduction in place since the first income tax.

Remain deductible for those who itemize, and the current limitation of 50% of income is increased to 60%. Limits would begin at $315,000 for married, joint filers and half of that for single filers. Now the measure faces a vote in Congress before it can become law.

Senior Republican Party members are hoping to see the the 505-page legislation approved sometime next week in order to have it on President Donald Trump's desk before the Christmas holiday.

Republicans hold a slim 52-48 majority in the Senate, and two ailing GOP senators missed votes this past week.