New Trump administration tax guidelines rely on workers to double-check their paychecks

New Trump administration tax guidelines rely on workers to double-check their paychecks

New Trump administration tax guidelines rely on workers to double-check their paychecks

Employers should begin using the new withholding tables as soon as possible, but not later than February 15, the IRS said in a notice issued Thursday. "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". "It's taxes simply being called by another name", he said.

Photo Steven Mnuchin, the Treasury secretary, said on Thursday that 90 percent of wage earners would see an increase in their take-home pay once businesses change their withholding tables to reflect the new tax code.

Democrats are concerned the rushed withholding tables could leave many tax filers in a situation of potentially being underwithheld for tax year 2018 and therefore left owing money when they file their tax returns in early 2019. Those changes, the senior IRS official said, will require most, but not all employees, to file new W4 forms later this year.

The major changes affecting individuals include new tax brackets, (mostly) lower income tax rates, a near-doubling of the standard deduction and the elimination of both personal exemptions as well as many itemized deductions. The online calculator will not be available until sometime next month.

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While companies and workers try to figure out the new tax landscape, states are trying to mitigate some of the tax hits in the law. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., said in a statement. "I look forward to GAO's independent review of these tables, which will expose whether the Trump administration is tampering with Americans' paychecks, resulting in a whopping tax bill next year".

The law lowers tax rates, which is the primary reason Americans will see bigger paychecks next month, but it also limits or scales back tax deductions, changes that might not be realized until Americans file their tax returns. There are significant limitations on long-cherished deductions, such as the federal deduction for state income, property and sales taxes. We anticipate issuing the initial withholding guidance in January, and employers and payroll service providers will be encouraged to implement the changes in February. Employers will have until February 15 to incorporate the changes in their payroll 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.

There are new tax credits while other mainstays - like the $4,050 personal exemption - are gone.

"I think it's one of the more ridiculous comments to think you can take a real estate tax that you're required to make and dress that up as a charitable contribution", Mr. Mnuchin said.

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