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How tax rates have changed since the 1940s

Congress is getting ready to figure out their tax reform plan and how to make it work with their budget, all while the government is set to hit the debt ceiling by the end of the month, and potentially a few days sooner due to Hurricane Harvey.

Promises, promises: Trump campaigned on a 15% corporate rate and a simpler personal income tax system, including huge tax cuts across the board.

Note: Individual rates are for married taxpayers filing jointly; Data: Tax Policy Center; Chart: Chris Canipe / Axios

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