Trump tax cut hands $32B windfall to America’s top banks

THE TOP six banks in the U.S. saved $18 billion collectively due to their average effective tax rate falling to 18% in 2019 from the 30% average prior to the Republican tax overhaul of 2017. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JIN LEE
THE TOP six banks in the U.S. saved $18 billion collectively due to their average effective tax rate falling to 18% in 2019 from the 30% average prior to the Republican tax overhaul of 2017. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JIN LEE
NEW YORK – Savings for the top six United States banks from President Donald Trump’s signature tax overhaul accelerated last year, now topping $32 billion as the lenders curbed new borrowing, pared jobs and ramped up payouts to shareholders. JPMorgan Chase & Co., Bank of America Corp., Citigroup Inc., Wells Fargo & Co., Goldman Sachs…

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