As the tax policy debates come to a head in Congress, many folks want to know how the proposed changes will boil down to their bank accounts. A new tool created by the Tax Policy Center takes the debate out of abstraction and brings it into reality, allowing you to see how the numbers would play out for your household.
Simply enter your information by family status (single, married, over 65, etc.) and your household income. You can use your actual information or borrow a pre-created hypothetical household situation. Either way, the calculator outlines what different families would pay if the current Bush-era tax cuts are all extended, extended only for families earning over $250,000, or all allowed to expire.
This will arm you with the information you need to jump in the ring and join the debate on tax policy. Look out, world!
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