Tax Reduction and Simplification Act of 1977


Tax Reduction and Simplification Act of 1977

The Tax Reduction and Simplification Act of 1977 was passed by the 95th United States Congress and signed into law by President Jimmy Carter on May 23, 1977.

It replaced the percentage standard deduction and minimum standard deduction with a single standard deduction of $3,200 (joint returns) and temporarily extended the general tax credit (maximum of $35/capita or 2% of $9,000 income) through 1978.

Inflation-adjusted numbers

[http://minneapolisfed.org/Research/data/us/calc/index.cfm Corrected for inflation] by CPI:{| class=wikitable! 1977 dollars! 2005 dollars
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$35
align="right" | $113
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$3,280
align="right" | $10,571
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$9,000
align="right" | $29,005


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