Effects of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on Representative Families

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Effects of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on Representative Families

December 12, 2017

Abstract

Both the Senate and the House versions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) would reduce taxes on average for all income groups. However, not all taxpayers would benefit to the same degree, and some would pay higher taxes. Even taxpayers with the same income could pay different amounts of tax depending upon the composition of their families, how they earn their income, and where they live. Households also would generally pay more in tax after certain provisions of TCJA expire and a less generous measure to index tax system parameters for inflation takes hold.

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