Are you enjoying the windfall your company has thanks to their big tax break? They’re sharing it with you, aren’t they? Did you get a bonus–that one-time, no-future-bonuses, no-raise bonus? How about an increase in salary or benefits? Probably not. Read this Bloomberg article, What Companies Are Really Doing With Their Tax Windfall (So Far):
Despite the headlines, it turns out most companies aren’t doing much at all with their tax savings, according to a new survey from Willis Towers Watson. At least not yet.
The HR consulting firm asked 333 employers with at least 1,000 employees what they have done or plan to do as a result of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Only 4 percent of companies said they had “increased wages for all employees”; an additional 3 percent said they planned to do so in the next year. While an further 13 percent said they’re “considering taking action this year or next,” a full 80 percent of companies aren’t considering giving raises at all.