Tax Reform: Boon or Boondoggle?

Tax Reform: Boon or Boondoggle? Tax Reform: Boon or Boondoggle?

November 9, 20171 min read

Republicans say their tax reform plan would make April 15 a lot simpler for millions of taxpayers, who would be able to fill out their tax returns on a document the size of a postcard. But will lower rates and simplification lead to meaningful tax breaks for middle-income families, and a shot-in-the-arm for the nation's economy? What will the impact of limits on state and local tax deductions mean for high-tax states like New York and California? How will these changes impact the 2018 midterm elections? Hofstra economic experts are available to discuss the GOP tax plan and its impact on the nation's economy, business climate and the average American taxpayer. Hofstra political experts can talk about the political implications of the tax reform.


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