Updated: May 10, 2021
On March 31, the Biden administration announced their proposal for a $2.2 trillion infrastructure bill called the American Jobs Plan. According to the official fact sheet, the American Jobs Plan aims to “create millions of good jobs, rebuild our country’s infrastructure, and position the United States to out-compete China."(1)
This historic bill offers an expansive sweep of some of America’s most impactful infrastructure systems including transportation, manufacturing, community resources and more. We are outlining some of the major components of this proposed bill below along with how your taxes could be affected.
The American Jobs Plan Overview
While this list is not comprehensive, here are some major components of the American Jobs Plan.
The proposed legislation would offer $621 billion in important upgrades and repairs to roadways, ports, transit systems, bridges and airports.
For example, infrastructure slated to receive upgrades include:(1)
20,000 miles of highway and roads
10 major bridges with economic significance
10,000 minor bridges that link communities together
Thousands of buses and rail cars
As a part of this legislation, the Biden administration aims to “deliver clean drinking water, a renewed electric grid and high-speed broadband to all Americans.”(1)
As a part of restoring and improving communities through their infrastructure, this bill would aim to:
Remove all lead pipes & service lines in drinking water systems
Create 100,000+ jobs in laying transmission lines & capping orphaned oil and gas wells or abandoned mines
Build, preserve or retrofit 2 million+ homes and commercial buildings
Upgrade veterans’ hospitals
Workforce & Manufacturing Infrastructure
The proposed legislation aims to secure U.S. supply chains while revitalizing the manufacturing industry at home. As a part of the American Jobs Plan, this bill puts a focus on upgrading the country’s research infrastructure and training a new generation of American workers for future technologies.
This bill includes:(1)
$50 billion invested in the National Science Foundation (NSF)
$30 billion for research and development, with a focus on job creation in rural areas
$40 billion in upgrading research facilities
$35 billion towards addressing the climate crisis and developing clean energy
$30 billion in jobs and research focused on preventing future pandemics
The American Jobs Plan puts a focus on home care workers, especially in light of COVID-19. This portion of the plan promises to create new, more desirable job opportunities for caregiving workers. It’s the administration’s goal to offer home- and community-based care for those who need it, but would otherwise have to wait years to receive it.
Will Your Taxes Be Raised?
With a major legislative proposal, the question arises: who will be paying for these changes? The American Jobs Plan is expected to be funded primarily through corporate taxes, with an expectation that the eight-year plan would pay for itself in 15 years.(1)
The Biden administration has started to outline possible tax changes, including:(1)
Raising corporate taxes from 21 percent to 28 percent
Cracking down on companies that use overseas operations to manage profits
Eliminating tax breaks for some industries
Currently, the proposals on the table suggest raising taxes on families with annual incomes of $400,000 or more (and individuals with incomes of $200,000 or more). Others have proposed a higher capital gains tax rate for individuals earning $1 million a year or more, as well as adjustments to the estate tax exemption.2
While it’s nerve-wracking to hear that your taxes may be going up, the first step towards counteracting the proposed changes is to know how they could ultimately impact you. If you’re concerned, reach out to Monotelo Advisors and we will help you put a plan in place to mitigate the potential impact of the American Jobs Plan on your financial situation.
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