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Trump Inflates Tax Benefits

President Donald Trump misleadingly inflated the benefits of the tax overhaul when he claimed it provides “$3.2 trillion … in tax cuts for American families.” It actually totals about $1.5 trillion in tax cuts for all taxpayers, including corporations.

A Guide to the Tax Changes

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is now law. Here we compare some of the major provisions of the new law with previous tax code.

Cherry-Picking Tax Cut Estimates

Rep. Kevin Brady, the chairman of the House tax-writing committee, made misleading claims about the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed by the House earlier this month.

Tax Cut Ad Lacks Context

A TV ad by a coalition of liberal groups leaves the false impression that 47 million “middle-class” households would be “stuck with the tab” for Republican tax cuts that benefit the wealthy. The 47 million figure refers to all households — not just the “middle class.”

Video: Not the Largest Tax Cut

The estimated cost of the Republican tax plan would not be the “largest tax cut in history” as a percentage of gross domestic product or in inflation-adjusted dollars, as CNN’s Jake Tapper explains in our latest fact-checking collaboration.

GOP, Democrats Spin Tax Plan

Leaders in both parties make false and misleading claims about the GOP’s $1.5 trillion tax cut plan.

Largest Tax Cut in History?

Will the Republican tax plan be the “largest tax cut in history,” as the Trump administration has repeatedly said? That’s still unknown. But past tax cuts have been larger than cost estimates of the GOP plan.

A Tax Hike or Benefit for the ‘Middle Class’?

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi claimed that the Republican tax cut plan “raises taxes on middle class,” while President Donald Trump claimed that “everybody’s gonna benefit” from a plan that “is for the middle class.”

Trump’s Tax Plan and ‘the Rich’

In promoting his plan to overhaul of the nation’s tax system, President Donald Trump claimed “the rich will not be gaining at all with this plan.” But the tax proposal his administration outlined in April would heavily benefit high-income taxpayers, and Trump hasn’t revealed any changes to it.