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Why Restoring the Pre-TCJA State And Local Tax Deduction (SALT) is Vastly Difference than a Full SALT Cap Repeal!

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Prior the Tax Cut & Jobs Act (TCJA) of 2017 two IRS provisions capped SALT deductions of high-income taxpayers. These caps were repealed or reduced by TCJA. Since a super-majority of the U.S. House seats flipped by the Democrats in 2018 resulted from voter backlash against the SALT Cap the current Democratic House majority hope to pass a SALT Cap repeal or relief bill this year.

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All proposed bills to-date lack restoration of the aforementioned two pre-TCJA caps and thereby created a public relations problem for the House Democrats, with critics claiming that lion share of the benefit of proposed bills benefit high-income taxpayers. This is easily remedied by including in all SALT Cap repeal/relief bills provisions to restore at a minimum the Pease Limitation of 1991 and if necessary, the AMT provisions relating to the SALT deduction.
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