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Description of Proposed Provision:
Eliminate the taxable maximum in years 2022 and later (phase in by applying a portion of the payroll tax rate to earnings above the current-law taxable maximum: 1.24 percent in 2013; 2.48 percent in 2014; ; 11.16 percent in 2021). Provide benefit credit for earnings above the current-law taxable maximum (phased in at the same proportion as the payroll tax rate during 2013-2021). Revise the benefit formula by adding a bend point at the current-law taxable maximum and applying a formula factor of 5 percent for AIME above this new bend point.

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 1.90 2.10 -0.32 -2.14


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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