To link with two wars and a new plan to reform the health system, with record tax revenues, Congress will find ways to increase government revenue. Senators and members of the House of Representative to the winter break, for now, but as early as January 20, 2010 will take a decision on the fate of a number of changes to tax law.
You may recall hearing the term “tax fairness” in the recent presidential elections. The Republican candidate Mike Huckabee is a strong support of this tax, which virtually eliminate the current tax system, and perhaps even the IRS. It sounds nice, but compensated for the lost revenue from the federal government would impose a tax 23 to 30% on the purchase of all goods. While proponents say that to know the prices are reduced wages or no corporate tax, no way to know what the “neutral” point. This new type of tax is unlikely to be successfully implemented in 2010, since there are no signs that are currently being debated in Congress. However, it can gain ground as a campaign talking point in the period before the elections to Congress in the second half of 2010.
Unfortunately, the Congress took no action on the property tax. This means that by 2010 there will be no property tax levied at all, unless Congress, a bill is retroactive. However, in 2011 the return of the inheritance and destination of the taxpayers even more. If current laws are not in 2011 tax returns land to the historical rate changed from 55% and is levied on all properties worth $ 1 million, which the highest rate of property the 1990s. Unfortunately for the leaders of a person who inherits a large plot in 2010, Democrats in Congress have to deal with the taxation of goods on their return to the session, which could result in the amount of time required state taxes of 45% .
The war tax
It is well known that military spending, especially during the war very quickly. Over the past eight years, the costs of military efforts in Afghanistan and Iraq have cost an estimated $ 1 trillion. As such, David Obey (D – WI) has – Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee – a war tax surcharge ranging from additional tax revenues that 1 to 5% in households with higher incomes proposed. Not surprisingly, there is great opposition to this tax, and many experts say that the funds are used TARP could be used to pay for military spending. On the other hand, some are that a war tax would create a sense of national urgency to stop the war.
Taxes on Stocks
One of the most popular ideas of the increased revenue on the hill is the sale of financial instruments such as stocks, options and derivatives tax. The main proponents of the law are two Democratic members of the House – Ed Perlmutter, and Peter DeFazio – who said to call their bill “to pay for Wall Street, Main Street Restoration Act of 2009. It would be a fee of 0.25% on purchases and could raise 150 billion U.S. dollars annually. Supporters say the bill discourage investors from taking the risky shots, while opponents fear that this tax lead to market collapse and ruin the economy.
IRA in 2010
Unfortunately, it seems that life is fundamental for anyone who is of an IRA to change in 2010. From the new year, the income limits for people going in the hope of converting a traditional IRA or tax-deferred retirement plan into a Roth IRA, the taxpayer may make the tax payments. The previous ceiling was only allowed to the taxpayer $ 100,000 dollars or less, enjoy a Roth IRA conversion.
Patient Safety Act, and affordable care
Since my blog last week declared in the bill of the Senate Health, any kind of health care leads to higher taxes. The current law is not on tanning salons, “Cadillac” health plans, taxes, companies that do not offer coverage and higher taxes imposed on health insurance for people with an income above 200,000 U.S. dollars. As the House and Senate is working on a bill that both chambers can pass all the sophisticated taxpayers, special attention should be on tax increases are likely to accompany the legislation.
Health benefits for employees
While plans for the reform of healthcare include no tax on employer-provided health care, the House legislation includes a section showing that the employer will benefit from health care to employees W-2 forms. There have been many discussions in Washington on the taxation of employer employed were intended health benefits and is certainly an issue that everyone must respect that.