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President Joe Biden Proposes Historic 44.6% Capital Gains Tax


United States President Joe Biden has proposed to raise capital gains tax to about 44.6%, marking the highest formal federal capital tax in history.

Capital Gains Tax To Create Income Balance

Per a Forbes report, this proposal was added to Biden’s budget proposal for the 2025 fiscal year. A footnote from the General Explanations of the Administration’s Fiscal Year 2025 Revenue Proposals reads

“A separate proposal would first raise the top ordinary rate to 39.6 percent … An additional proposal would increase the net investment income tax rate by 1.2 percentage points above $400,000 … Together, the proposals would increase the top marginal rate on long-term capital gains and qualified dividends to 44.6 percent.”

There is a main proposal which gives context to the above-mentioned statement and this involves raising the long-term capital gains and qualified dividends rates to 37% for taxpayers. This is for taxpayers with taxable income above $1 million. The potential of having the 44.6% rate come to fruition is only possible under a different proposal from the president’s administration’s main capital gains rate increase.

In like manner, this rate would apply to only those who have taxable incomes of $1 million and $400,000 in investment income. Presenting such a capital gains rate proposal is a subtle policy maneuver that will likely trigger a high percentage while ignoring the crucial aspect of income thresholds.

It appears that the policy is attempting to place high ordinary income and investment income earners on a common playing field.

Economic Crisis Might Push Investors To Crypto

Amid the administration’s push to hike taxes, many of the businesses and individuals that may be impacted may turn to digital assets to help them experience economic freedom. At least, the laws of crypto tax reporting have not fully taken effect, nor does it require a tax rate as high as what Biden is proposing.

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) revealed an early draft of a new tax form for reporting crypto transactions a few days ago.

The form, dubbed 1099-DA, is aimed at facilitating and simplifying tax liabilities linked to crypto transactions. It takes a record of taxable gains or losses and contains some sections to mention specific token codes, wallet addresses, and other transaction information.

Many investors are likely to find the form easy to fill, considering that some tax experts took time out to explain the appropriate approach to do so.

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