Taxpayers should see tax cuts in February paychecks, Treasury secretary says

Taxpayers should see tax cuts in February paychecks, Treasury secretary says

Taxpayers should see tax cuts in February paychecks, Treasury secretary says

In the meantime, on Thursday, a senior IRS official speaking on background during a phone call press conference explained that the new withholding table is the first installment in a three-step process created to ensure wage earners have the correct amount of taxes withheld, preventing under or over paying. "These tax cuts will ensure that American workers are able to keep more of their hard earned income and decide how to spend, invest or save it".

The tax law is projected to add between $1 trillion to $1.5 trillion to the debt over 10 years because of a fall in revenue, something Democrats have decried but Republicans have said will help spur economic growth.

Taxpayers should start seeing the effects of tax changes in their take-home pay as soon as February 1 and no later than February 15, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday.

The impact of the new tax law is expected to be a major campaign issue this year, as Republicans battle Democrats for control of the House and Senate in the November election.

In the past, it may have made sense for people who itemize deductions to claim more allowances on their W-4 and have less tax withheld. With these new guidelines, companies can start adjusting employee paychecks.

Trump administration officials continued to point to corporate announcements of pay increases and bonuses to promote the early success of the tax cuts.

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"Republicans are using brute force and speed to implement a law that will deliver a financial blow to hardworking Americans all across the country", Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Rep. Richard Neal (D-Mass.).

Many Americans will likely see changes and adjustments this year in their tax payments as the law goes into effect.

The lower rates, an expanded standard deduction, and a larger Child Tax Credit are projected to reduce taxes for American workers and business owners by $180 billion in 2018, according to the Joint Committee on Taxation. California, New York and New Jersey are among the states that have been considering changes to their tax codes to blunt the pain that their residents could feel from the scaling back of the state and local tax deduction in the new law.

The government is requiring employers to begin using the new guidelines as soon as possible, but "no later than February 15". In the meantime, employers and payroll service providers should continue to use the existing 2017 withholding tables and systems. If they determine they are paying too much or too little in taxes, based on the size of their family or other variables, they can direct their employer to make changes. Personal exemptions are a core feature of the current withholding system, but now that they are eliminated, "it's necessary to build a new approach to withholding, which will take some time", the senior IRS official said.

"I don't want to speculate on what people will do", Mnuchin said Thursday.

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