Key Bullet Points of President Biden’s Tax Plan

Below are the key bullet points of President Biden’s recently proposed tax plan. It is important to note that the plan could still see major changes in Congress before it is finalized:

  • Increase the top individual tax rate to 39.6%.
  • Increase the preferential rates for dividends and capital gains to 39.6% for taxpayers earning over $1 million.
  • Disallowing a “step-up in basis” for gains in excess of $1 million ($2.5 million per couple) for an individual’s estate.
  • Permanent extension of the current limitation that restricts large, excess business losses.
  • Disallowance of the deferral of gains from like-kind exchanges for gains greater than $500,000.

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