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Avoiding Double Taxation

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It appears that the proposed tax framework would eliminate the 104-year-old State and Local Tax deduction (SALT). This deduction allows families to deduct the amount they pay in state and local taxes from their federal tax burden; removing it would create a “double taxation” that would increase the burden on families and local businesses they visit.

The money goes to Washington, but comes out of families’ pockets – or, if local governments offset this with tax cuts, out of local revenue. Either way, it ultimately means less is available for critical services like public safety, education, healthcare and housing.

Pete Buttigieg, Mayor, South Bend, Indiana

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