Tax Bill May Spark Exodus From High-Tax States

www.zerohedge.com | 12/7/2017 | Staff
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The following is a summary of our recent podcast, “Exodus – The Major Wealth Migration,” which can be listened to on our site here on on iTunes here.

It’s looking increasingly likely that we’ll see the GOP tax bill pass in the near future. Prepped for signing by the end of this year, the bill is sure to have sweeping effects on all taxpayers, especially those in high tax states.

State - Tax - Deduction - Margins - People

“(Eliminating the state and local tax deduction) could help on the margins to drive people from those states to lower tax states because their burdens are going to increase significantly,” White said.

“What’s more, it’s going to make it more difficult during the next recession for states to increase taxes without being burdensome to the underlying economy.”

Example - Living - California - Year - Person

If we take the example of a high-net-worth individual living in California and making $1 million a year, that person’s state taxes amount to $102,000. If that person owns a $1.5 million home, property taxes would be around $27,000. As the new plan eliminates mortgage interest deduction above $500,000, this person would lose the ability to deduct roughly $20,000 in interest expenses.

In total, this person would lose roughly $150,000 in deductions. At a 40 percent tax rate, this person would end up paying around $60,000 more in taxes under the GOP plan.

Idea - Tax - Giveaway - Financial - Sense

“The idea that this is a tax giveaway to the rich just doesn’t hold true,” Financial Sense’s Jim Puplava said.

“It may help somebody that lives in Florida, who doesn’t have to worry about state tax deductions, because there’s no state income tax. And it does help out corporations by lowering their tax rate… but as far as individuals who lose...
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