Washington Post

Trump administration opts for speed over accuracy in implementing new tax law

Gary Cohn, director of the U.S. National Economic Council (right) speaks as Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin during a meeting with members of the Senate Finance Committee at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, on Nov. 9, 2017. Bloomberg photo by Andrew Harrer.

WASHINGTON - The Trump administration is pushing American businesses to withhold fewer taxes from paychecks by February, aiming to quickly deliver the boost in take-home pay that Republicans promised their tax law would bring.

But the rush could expose millions of workers to the risk of underpaying taxes to the government now, which means they might owe more than they are expecting when they file taxes in April 2019...

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