Treasury Report of Joe Biden’s Tax Proposal

Treasury Report of Joe Biden’s Tax Proposal

May 28, 2021, the US Treasury released a report providing President Joe Biden’s tax proposal containing corporate and individual tax increase measures.  Most of the tax increase proposals are expected be effective tax years beginning after December 31, 2021 if enacted.  Here are some key corporate and individual tax increase proposals proposed by President Joe Biden:

  • Corporate tax rate increase from 21% to 28%.
  • Reduce Section 250 deduction from 50% to 25% for GILTI tax computation purpose and remove qualified business asset investment deduction.
  • Repeal FDII (foreign derived intangible income) deduction.
  • Impose a 15% minimum tax on corporations with book income excess of $2 billion.
  • Increase top individual tax rate from 37% to 39.5%.
  • Tax capital gains and qualified dividend income at ordinary rate for individuals with gross income in excess of $1 million.
  • Impose tax on transfer of appreciated properties by gift or inheritance.
  • Broadening application of the 3.8% net investment tax.
  • Treat “carried interest” from certain partnership investment as ordinary income.
  • Remove like-kind exchange deferral provision for real estate gains in excess of $1 million for joint filer.

Taxpayers should continually monitor legislative progress of the tax proposals and plan in advance to minimize expected tax burden increase.

Click the link below to see the Treasury Department’s Green Book providing additional detail on Joe Biden’s tax proposal.

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