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bank execs sing praises of new tax law as windfall looms

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bank execs sing praises of new tax law as windfall looms

new york — two of the nation’s biggest banks — jpmorgan chase and wells fargo — indicated friday that they expect to see significant future benefits from the recently enacted gop tax bill, through both lower taxes and increased business.the comments came as the two companies reported their quarterly results, which were both heavily impacted by the change in tax laws, but in different ways. jpmorgan chase took a $2.4 billion charge tied to the tax bill, while wells fargo had a $3.35 billion benefit.bank executives and their lobbyists in washington were big promoters of a corporate tax cut. banks are among the highest-taxed industries, largely because they operate here in the u.s., and have regularly paid effective tax rates of 30 percent or more. jpmorgan ceo jamie dimon and other company executives for years said a lower tax rate would not only be good for jpmorgan, but ultimately good for the country as well.“the modernization of the u. s. tax code is a significant step forward for the company and a big win for the economy,” said marianne lake, jpmorgan chase’s chief financial officer, in a conference call with investors.jpmorgan executives say they expect to pass along some of the benefits, currently in unnamed ways, to consumers, its employees and its shareholders. the bank already raised its minimum wage to $15 an hour before the tax bill passed, but further wage increases could be on the table. wells fargo announced shortly after the bill was passed it woul...