Steven Mnuchin Unsure if Bill Needed to Shore Up Tax Law

Steven Mnuchin Unsure if Bill Needed to Shore Up Tax Law

Steven Mnuchin Unsure if Bill Needed to Shore Up Tax Law

"We think there will be over $1 trillion in growth, so I do think this will pay for itself", Mnuchin said at an event hosted by the Economic Club of Washington, dismissing estimates from the Joint Committee on Taxation that the tax cuts will increase USA deficits by $1.1 trillion to $1.5 trillion over 10 years.

"The time it will take for employees to see the changes in their paychecks will vary depending on how quickly the new tables are implemented by their employers and how often they are paid - generally weekly, biweekly or monthly", the IRS writes online.

"I want to be sure consumers trading this understand the risks", Mnuchin said.

The Internal Revenue Service published the new income-tax withholding tables to conform to the sweeping $1.5 trillion tax overhaul, the first major rewrite of the tax code in three decades, which became law last month and took effect Jan 1.

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said that regulators in his agency have formed a working group to focus on the risks presented by the increasing usage of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.

The Treasury Department released its withholding tables for the new tax laws on Thursday, which lay out how much tax employers should withhold from employee paychecks.

"There's nothing that we've identified so far that we think is particularly problematic", he said.

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While employers can begin doing this voluntarily, they will have to comply with the new guidance by February 15. "The new year is off to an exciting start, and I look forward to many more great things to come".

The top Democrats on the House Ways and Means and the Senate Finance committees have raised concerns about whether the new tables could lead to systematic underwithholding.

They are asking the Government Accountability Office to review the revised withholding tables and determine whether they protect millions of taxpayers from being surprised during the 2019 filing season.

Treasury also said that employers should withhold 22 percent for taxes on bonuses - lower than the current rate of 25 percent.

Individual taxpayers aren't required to make any changes right now.

For example, there is a new $10,000 limit on the amount of state and local taxes a household can deduct from federal income.

They also said they will be updating the withholding calculator by the end of February to help you adjust your withholding. There are new tax credits while other mainstays - like the $4,050 personal exemption - are gone.

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