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Should the Treasury Index The Calculation of Capital Gains Taxes To Inflation

SmartStops comment:  It appears that both Bush & Reagan had been discussing reforms to the capital gains tax, however nothing was done.  Is Trump also now considering it?  Some pundits claim this will help stimulate the economy further and redistribute the wealth into other opportunities.   See more at:  https://www.atr.org/treasury-should-index-calculation-capital-gains-taxes-inflation

Their seems to be mixed opinions on whether this has the necessary stimulus to the economy or to increasing tax revenues.    This information supports that a lower rate does.

Capital_Gains_Tax_Rate_Treasury_Dept

source:   https://www.forbes.com/sites/realspin/2013/09/09/to-raise-the-capital-gains-tax-rate-is-to-not-raise-capital-gains-taxes/#30e8a39f2240

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