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House Democrats insist for cancel of rule lock cap SALT workaround

Representative Tom Suozzi, DN.Y., speaks during news State and Local Tax Collection Conference (SALT) outside US Capitol on April 15, 2021

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Three Democrats in the House of Representatives Still Pushing for relief on $10,000 limit on federal deduction for state and local taxes, known as SALT.

Representatives Josh Gotteimer, DN.J.; Tom Suozzi, D.N.Y.; and Miki Cheryl, DN.J., on Friday sent a joint letter to the US Department of Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig pleading for the 2019 decision to be overturned rule blocking the SALT aid bypass at the state level.

Tax Cuts and Employment Act Passed of 2017 SALT restriction spurred legislation in Connecticut, New Jersey and New York, which allowed residents to bypass the limit. These state laws allowed local charities to offer property homeowner tax credits who contributed.

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However, the Treasury and the IRS blocked this. strategy in 2019, telling the receipt of SALT loan in come back for charitable donations would constitute a quid pro quo.

“How Americans struggle with rising spending and sustained economic shocks caused due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we urge you to take immediate action to support non-profit charities,” the legislators wrote.

“Thirty-three states offer tax credits that encourage charitable donations to certain causes, and this rule unnecessarily restricts ability of states to encourage charitable donations to non-profit organizations,” they said.

The letter was released after five House Democrats, including Gottheimer, Cheryl and Suozzi, addressed the House Appropriations Subcommittee. on Treasury and government agencies will withhold IRS funding to stop statewide SALT restriction workarounds.

Given the narrow majority of Democrats in the House of Representatives, the SALT limit was a stumbling block. in Build Back Better Negotiations. While House Democrats in November broke the $80,000 SALT limit through 2030 as part of of their spending packagessenator Joe Manchin, DW.Va., halted the plan in Senate.


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