Fiscal Cliff Tax Rates: Finance expert Mike Periu on the fiscal cliff negotiations regarding the personal income tax rate.
A key point of contention during the fiscal cliff negotiations has been the level of taxation—specifically marginal tax rates—on people earning higher incomes. For the first time, a potential compromise has been proposed on this thorny issue. House Speaker John Boehner suggests increasing the top marginal tax rate from 36 percent to 39.6 percent on incomes over $1 million. President Obama seeks to raise the rate on incomes over $250,000, a much lower threshold than the Speaker’s compromise offer. If no agreement is reached before the end of the year, marginal income tax rates will increase for all tax payers regardless of income.
About Mike Periu
Mike is a seasoned executive with experience in small business finance and management. He is the founder of Proximo, LLC a leading provider of corporate, consumer and small business education and training services with an emphasis on finance and technology.
Mike Periu is also a leading national voice for individual empowerment through financial education and entrepreneurship. He has been interviewed over 500 times in national and international media, including NBC, Univision, CNN en español, Telemundo, HITN, TVE, RTE, SBS, MegaTV and others.
Mike writes regularly for American Express OpenForum, Yahoo! Finanzas and is a Huffington Post contributor.
Mike has degrees in Finance and International Business from Georgetown University. He is on the Board of Directors of the Council for Economic Education and was a Fellow at the Kauffman Foundation’s Labs for Enterprise Creation.