joint resolution Progress
- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The house has not voted
- The senate Rejected October 23rd, 2019Roll Call Vote 43 Yea / 52 Nay
Committee on FinanceIntroducedJuly 16th, 2019
- senate Committees
The state and local tax (SALT) deduction is an important source of tax relief for residents of high-tax states, such as New Jersey. The SALT deduction cap hurts the middle class in high-tax states, and should be restored to ensure that families living in high-tax states aren’t punished for where they live.
The SALT deduction primarily benefits those who are upper middle class or better and isn’t a major factor for most middle class families, most of whom don’t itemize their tax returns (and therefore can’t claim the SALT deduction). Allowing workarounds to the SALT cap benefits the rich at the expense of the poor.