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How Will The Inflation Reduction Act Raise $739 Billion in Revenue?

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Over the next ten years, the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) will bring in just under $740 billion and invest $433 billion of that back into programs laid out in the bill. These programs include energy tax credits and extending the subsidies on Affordable Care Act premiums. Meaning that $300 billion will be left over for reinvestment into other programs. 

The bill will bring in the nearly $740 billion by implementing a 15% tax on corporations making $1 billion or more in profit, capping the monthly price of prescription drugs to $2,000/month for individuals on Medicare, funding for the IRS to help increase tax enforcement, and creating a 1% excise tax on stock buybacks. 

The Inflation Reduction Act, with these implementations and improvements to the tax and health care system, will bring in more money for the government than the bill spends on this bill.