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Income Tax Revenues Are Up 9% As Trump's Pro-Growth Tax Cuts Kick In

Supply-Side Economics: Democrats scoffed at Republicans who said the Trump tax cuts would at least partially pay for themselves through higher economic growth. But it looks like the GOP had it right all along, as revenues climb.
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The latest monthly budget report from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office finds that revenues from federal income taxes were $76 billion higher in the first half of this year, compared with the first half of 2017. That’s a 9% jump, even though the lower income tax withholding schedules went into effect in February.
The CBO says the gain “largely reflects increases in wages and salaries.”
For the fiscal year as a whole — which started last October — all federal revenues are up by $31 billion. That’s a 1.2% in increase over last year, the CBO says.
The Treasury Department, which issues a separate monthly report, says it expects federal revenues will continue to exceed last year’s

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