US Treasury Secretary Says to Cut Business Tax Rate to 15%

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said the plan for “the biggest tax cut” in U.S. history due to be released later on Wednesday by the White House would cut the business tax rate to 15 percent, including for small businesses.

“This is going to be the biggest tax cut and the largest tax reform in the history of our country,” Mnuchin said at a news forum in Washington. He said there was fundamental agreement between President Donald Trump’s administration and the Congress on the goals of the tax reform, and the details would be worked out.



Separately, House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said he had seen a “sneak preview” of the plan. “We like it a lot, it puts us on the same page, we’re in agreement on 80 percent and on the 20 percent we’re in the same ballpark,” Ryan said.

via Reuters

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Alfonso Esparza

Alfonso Esparza

Senior Currency Analyst at Market Pulse
Alfonso Esparza specializes in macro forex strategies for North American and major currency pairs. Upon joining OANDA in 2007, Alfonso Esparza established the MarketPulseFX blog and he has since written extensively about central banks and global economic and political trends. Alfonso has also worked as a professional currency trader focused on North America and emerging markets. He has been published by The MarketWatch, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and The Globe and Mail, and he also appears regularly as a guest commentator on networks including Bloomberg and BNN. He holds a finance degree from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) and an MBA with a specialization on financial engineering and marketing from the University of Toronto.
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