## Summary Measures and Graphs

__Description of Proposed Provision__:

E2.18: Apply the combined OASDI payroll tax rate on covered earnings above $400,000 paid in 2026 and later, and tax all covered earnings once the current-law taxable maximum exceeds $400,000. Increase the computed level of the AWI for years after 2025 by amounts ranging from 0.5 percent for 2026 to 0.9 percent for 2047 and later. Credit the additional earnings taxed for benefit purposes by: (a) calculating a second average indexed monthly earnings ("AIME+") reflecting only earnings taxed above the current-law taxable maximum, (b) applying a 1 percent factor on this newly computed "AIME+" to develop a second component of the PIA, and (c) adding this second component to the current-law PIA.

__Description of Proposed Provision__:

E2.18: Apply the combined OASDI payroll tax rate on covered earnings above $400,000 paid in 2026 and later, and tax all covered earnings once the current-law taxable maximum exceeds $400,000. Increase the computed level of the AWI for years after 2025 by amounts ranging from 0.5 percent for 2026 to 0.9 percent for 2047 and later. Credit the additional earnings taxed for benefit purposes by: (a) calculating a second average indexed monthly earnings ("AIME+") reflecting only earnings taxed above the current-law taxable maximum, (b) applying a 1 percent factor on this newly computed "AIME+" to develop a second component of the PIA, and (c) adding this second component to the current-law PIA.

*Estimates based on the intermediate assumptions of the 2024 Trustees Report*

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Current law [percent of payroll] |
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Annual balance in 75th year |
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Annual balance in 75th year |
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Annual balance in 75th year |
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-3.50 | -4.64 | 2.18 | 2.46 | 62% | 53% |