Jan 28, 2019 - Economy & Business
Survey: Trump tax cuts had little impact on corporate investment, hiring
The Trump administration's tax cuts, which kicked in at the start of 2018, did not seem to have a major effect on companies' plans for capital investment or hiring, according to a poll conducted by the National Association of Business Economics, reports Reuters.
Why it matters: The Trump administration predicted the tax cuts, which reduced the corporate tax rate to 21% from 35%, would stimulate business spending and job growth. Instead, 84% of corporate respondents said they had not changed their business plans due to the tax overhaul, compared to 81% in the organization's previous survey in October.
Go deeper: National deficit grew 20% last year, partially due to Trump tax cuts