51 Million to Pay More U.S. Taxes in 2011

December 20th, 2010
in News, Background

Consumer Reports:  The federal tax bill passed by Congress yesterday includes some extras for the middle class and lots of goodies for the wealthy. But individuals making less than $20,000 and households making less than $40,000 a year will actually get less tax relief in 2011 than they got in 2010 and 2009. 

Follow up:

That's because the Making Work Pay credit, a temporary tax credit that's been in effect for the past two years, is going away as of January 1. That credit provides up to $400 per individual, $800 per household, for all eligible workers. And it adds more to the pockets of households making between $20,000 and $40,000 than the new, 2-percent drop in the Social Security payroll tax.  Read more.....

Note:  GEI has a detailed analysis of the costs and GDP impact of the new tax law.

Hat tip to Naked Capitalism.

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