57 Reps. Continue Push For State Sales Tax Deductions

Law360, New York (January 31, 2014, 2:04 PM EST) -- A group of 57 bipartisan House members increased pressure on the House Ways and Means Committee on Thursday to include a state and local sales tax deduction in any tax extender package the committee might consider, saying the deduction is critical in states without income taxes.

States that do not assess personal income taxes often make up for the loss in revenue by assessing higher sales taxes, and the deduction eases tax burdens on individuals in those states. But the provision expired Jan. 1 — despite...
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