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SALT Blawg – State and Local Tax Blog

State and Local Tax ("SALT") blog issues require state and local tax knowledge. Chamberlain Hrdlicka's SALT Blawg provides exactly that knowledge with news updates and commentary about state and local tax issues.

You can expect to find relevant information about topics such as income (corporate and personal) tax, franchise tax, sales and use tax, property (real and personal) tax, fuel tax, capital stock tax, bank tax, gross receipts tax and withholding tax. SALT Blawg, offers tax talk for tax pros … in your neighborhood.

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Since 2017 when the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act was enacted and placed a hard cap on state and local tax deductions, critics of the cap have campaigned to reverse it.  These critics (as well as the cap’s proponents) hail from every walk of life and political stripe.  But the mantel against the cap has been taken on most prominently by the Democratic Party and a handful of high-tax States that in recent election cycles have tended to vote Democrats into office, often labeled “Blue States.”  The efforts to overturn the cap have been three-fold: (1) state workaround statutes that seek to end-run the ...

The Internal Revenue Service is scheduled to publish its final regulations addressing attempts to end-run the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act’s cap on state and local tax deductions.

As readers will recall, prior to the TCJA’s amendment to Section 164 in December 2017, taxpayers were able to deduct the full amount of their state and local taxes (mostly property taxes and income taxes), subject to the limitation on itemized deduction.  The TCJA added Section 164(b)(6) which limits the aggregate deduction of these taxes to $10,000 (less if not filing a joint return).

This little provision ...