May 6, 2019 - Politics & Policy

Kamala Harris says she would fully repeal and replace GOP tax law

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.)

Sen. Kamala Harris. Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) said Monday that she would "get rid of the whole" GOP tax overhaul passed by Republicans in 2017 and replace it with her proposed LIFT the Middle Class Act — an expansion of the earned income tax credit, Bloomberg reports.

Why it matters: Repealing Trump's tax bill — which polls show has become increasingly unpopular, having delivered most of the benefits to the wealthy — would affect almost every tax-paying American, Bloomberg notes. It would cut both the child tax credit in half and standard deduction for a couple filing jointly in half, while also raising the corporate tax rate from 21% to 35%, per Bloomberg.

  • Harris' proposed replacement, the LIFT Act, would provide refundable tax credits of up to $6,000 per year for families earning less than $100,000 annually and $3,000 for single filers earning less than $50,000.

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