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Going over the Facts

The Inflation Reduction Act

These are the categories the new Act will cover.





CREATE CLEAN ENERGY JOBS

  • Incentivize prevailing wages. The expanded tax credits for energy efficient commercial buildings, new energy efficient homes, and electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure will include bonus credits for businesses that pay prevailing wages and hire registered apprentices, ensuring local wages are not undercut by low-road contractors.

  • Stop companies from ripping off workers. It will penalize companies that promise to pay prevailing wages but don’t follow through, and workers who are owed prevailing wages will receive the difference, plus interest.

  • Make it in America. For the first time ever, the Inflation Reduction Act establishes Make it in America provisions for the use of American-made equipment for clean energy production. The law provides expanded clean energy tax credits for wind, solar, nuclear, clean hydrogen, clean fuels, and carbon capture, including bonus credits for businesses that pay workers a prevailing wage and use registered apprenticeship programs.

MAKE THE TAX CODE FAIRER

  • Going after tax dodgers, ensuring the wealthy and large corporations pay the taxes they already owe.

  • Cracking down on the largest profitable corporations that currently get away with paying little to no federal income tax, instituting a minimum corporate tax of 15%.

  • Imposing a 1% surcharge on corporate stock buybacks, to encourage businesses to invest instead of enriching CEOs or funneling profits tax-free to shareholders.

  • Making transformational investments in taxpayer service so that regular Americans can get their questions answered and access the credits and benefits they are entitled to.


REVITALIZE AMERICAN MANFACUTURING


  • Build American clean energy supply chains, by incentivizing domestic production in clean energy technologies like solar, wind, carbon capture, and clean hydrogen.

  • Support American workers with targeted tax incentives aimed at manufacturing U.S.-sourced products such as batteries, solar, and offshore wind components, and technologies for carbon capture systems.

  • Strengthen America’s manufacturing base. The Inflation Reduction promotes domestic sourcing and American jobs. For example, clean energy tax credits are increased if the amount of American steel used in wind projects meets the domestic content threshold, and bonus credits apply to employers who use of prevailing wages and apprenticeships, ensuring that federal tax policy supports good-paying, high-skilled jobs.

  • Create good-paying union jobs in energy communities. Clean energy tax credits will be increased by 10% if the clean energy projects are established in communities that have previously relied upon the extraction, processing, transport, or storage of coal, oil, or natural gas as a significant source of employment, creating jobs and economic development in the communities that have powered America for generations.


LOWER HEALTH CARE COSTS

  • Protect Medicare recipients from catastrophic drug costs by phasing in a cap for out-of-pocket costs and establishing a$35 cap for a month’s supply of insulin.

  • Medicare will be able to negotiate prices for high-cost drugs for the first time ever.

  • Union members or family members who benefit from the Affordable Care Act, it extends health insurance premium subsidies.





Resources:






H.R.5376 - Inflation Reduction Act of 2022


INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MACHINISTS AND AEROSPACE WORKERS

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