Your story from The Washington Post on the front page Dec. 20 was grossly misleading in stating “families earning less than $25,000 would receive an average tax cut of $60.” The fact is a family of two earning $25,000 and filing jointly will owe $423 income tax in 2017. In 2018, they will owe on the same $25,000 income just $100 in tax due to the doubled standard deduction and a lower tax rate. If their income declines to $24,000, they will owe nothing.
It seems to me a fairer statement would be “most families earning less than $25,000 will pay no income tax.” In the future, please try to avoid reprinting biased and misleading sources without vetting for accuracy.
Donald G. Kennedy
Hilton Head Island
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