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Old 03-08-2018, 03:08 PM
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Eddie Smith
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Originally Posted by Klaymen View Post
It could all certainly change.
This is why I always take the known quantity of today's tax savings. Future tax law is extremely uncertain and likely to become less predictable (change more often). The net effect of tax law is also extremely complex and well beyond our control as individuals. Superficial tax brackets are only the surface -- for example Congress decided to change how inflation is calculated so that people will be pushed into higher tax brackets faster in the future.

All of this uncertainty causes me to greatly discount any possible tax benefits that are more than, say, 5 years out. I just think it's more of a wishing exercise than a forecast.

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