Biden’s billionaire tax is ‘dead on arrival’ in Congress, top Wall Street backers and Democratic strategists say
Corporate leaders who backed President Joe Biden in the 2020 election conveyed deep skepticism that the so-called billionaire’s tax Biden proposed in his State of the Union address this week would ever become law.
The plan would require households with a net worth above $100 million to pay a minimum annual tax of 20% on both their standard taxable income and on gains in the total value of their “tradable assets,” which includes stocks, bonds, mutual funds and other securities.
Under current tax law, securities gains aren’t taxed until the owner sells them. Under Biden’s proposal,...