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Dems seek wealthy, corporate tax hikes

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WASHINGTON — House Democrats unveiled a sweeping proposal Monday for tax hikes on big corporatio­ns and the wealthy to fund President Joe Biden’s $3.5 trillion rebuilding plan, as Congress speeds ahead to shape the far-reaching package that touches almost all aspects of domestic life.

The proposed top tax rate would revert to 39.6% on couples earning more than $450,000, and there would be a 3% tax on wealthier Americans making beyond $5 million a year. For big businesses, the proposal would lift the 21% corporate tax rate to 26.5% on incomes beyond $5 million.

In all, the tax hikes are in line with Biden’s own proposals and would bring about the most substantiv­e changes in the tax code since Republican­s with then-President Donald Trump slashed taxes in 2017.

Biden’s “build back” agenda includes spending on child care, health care, education and strategies to confront climate change.

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