Major corporations have authorized $200 billion in stock purchases in the two months since the passage of the new tax law while more than 55,000 American workers have been laid off, according to Senate Democrats.
U.S. consumer confidence jumped to a 17-year high as optimism about employment prospects grew and Americans began seeing additional money in their paychecks from recently enacted tax cuts, data from the New York-based Conference Board showed Tuesday.
Democrats counting on an angry, anti-Trump vibe to propel them to victory in November’s congressional elections may be in for a surprise as voters begin to see the effects of last year’s tax overhaul in their paychecks.
The American Institute of CPAs is sending an urgent request to the Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department, asking for “immediate guidance” on the definition of the term “qualified business income” for pass-through entities under the new tax law.
As U.S. banks were tallying up the billions of dollars in extra profits they’ll reap from the sweeping tax cuts signed into law by President Donald Trump, they were quietly delivering unwelcome news to local governments: The interest rates on their loans were about to go up.