How your taxes will change

Posted to Statistical Visualization  |  Tags: ,  |  Nathan Yau

I’m pretty sure this is all that most people want to know. The Upshot provides a tax calculator that considers the Republican tax bill and the variation of taxes between households that earn similar incomes. Punch in some information like income range and marital status, and you get a range of tax cuts or increases for households similar to yours.

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