Apr 26, 2017

04/26/2017: Are you gonna report things differently on next year’s Tax Day?

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President Trump has been talking about tax reform for a little while now. Well, today's the day we're getting a roll out of his plan. We'll dive into the proposals we might see from the White House, which could include…

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04/26/2017: High gains for the markets and businesses

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President Trump has been talking about tax reform for a little while now. Well, today’s the day we’re getting a roll out of his plan. We’ll dive into the proposals we might see from the White House, which could include a call for lower corporate tax rates and a re-adjustment of the country’s income tax brackets. Afterwards, we’ll look at how previous presidents have attempted to reform the American tax system, and then explore a radical proposal in Wisconsin that may increase the state’s monthly health care premiums. 

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