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Description of Proposed Provision:
Eliminate the taxable maximum for years 2018 and later (phased in 2012-2017), and apply full 12.4 percent payroll tax rate to all earnings. Provide benefit credit for earnings above the current-law taxable maximum, using a secondary PIA formula with two new bend points (one at the current-law taxable maximum and one 134 percent higher than the current-law taxable maximum), and apply formula factors of 3 percent and 0.25 percent, respectively.

Estimates based on the intermediate assumptions of the 2011 Trustees Report

Summary Measures
[As a percentage of taxable payroll]
Present Law Change from present law Results with this provision
Long-range
actuarial
balance
Annual
balance in
75th year
Long-range
actuarial
balance
Annual
balance in
75th year
Long-range
actuarial
balance
Annual
balance in
75th year
-2.22 -4.24 2.16 2.37 -0.06 -1.88


graph of OASDI cost rates and income rates by year, under
                 present law and provision. click on graph to view underlying
                 data. graph of OASDI trust fund ratio by year, under present law
                 and provision. click on graph to view underlying data.
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