Presidential Candidates' Tax Plans Favor the Richest 1 Percent

In time for the New Hampshire primary, a new report from Citizens for Tax Justice  explains how the tax plans proposed by the Republican presidential candidates would impact U.S. taxpayers in different income groups and how taxpayers in each state would be affected.

The report finds that the cost of the GOP tax plans would range from $6.6 trillion to $18 trillion over a decade. The share of tax cuts going to the richest one percent of Americans under these plans would range from over a third to almost half. The average tax cuts received by the richest one percent would be up to 270 times as large as the average tax cut received by middle-income Americans.

State-by-state numbers available in the report.

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