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Fact-checking Donald Trump's tax reform announcement

Posted at 6:12 PM, Sep 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-27 18:38:14-04

INDIANAPOLIS -- President Trump delivered a speech at the Indiana State Fairgrounds on Wednesday that repeated some common themes and promises.  

Throughout his presidency, PolitiFact has been checking some of his claims, including the ones made when he unveiled his tax reform plan in Indianapolis.

During his speech, Trump once again promised to cut the number of tax brackets for the average American. 

"Make the tax code simpler and more fair for everyday Americans, and we're going to bring back the jobs and wealth that have left our country."

Trump also said the estate tax is a "disaster" for farmers and makes it hard for them to survive and pass their legacy forward.

As part of his tax reform plan, Trump said the estate tax would be eliminated, “We are finally ending the crushing, the horrible, the unfair estate tax – or as it is often referred to – the death tax.”

PolitiFact found that assessment to be mostly false.

Trump has made a number of commitments when it comes to taxes and the American people since becoming president. Those include cutting taxes, lowering business taxes, cutting brackets and eliminating the estate tax.

“We’re going to cut taxes for the middle class, make the tax code simpler and more fair for everyday Americans and we are going to bring back the jobs and wealth that have left our country and most people thought had left our country for good.”

PolitiFact is keeping a close eye at all of Trump’s promises and where they stand – so far, many of those promises are still “in the works.”

Below are a few of the other important PolitiFact fact-checks from Trump's latest speech.