Push to Restore State and Local Deduction in Tax Bill Is Defeated

House Ways and Means Democrats and Republicans sparred Tuesday over the so-called SALT deduction.

Changes to Bond Rules in GOP Tax Bill Could Shake Up Infrastructure Financing

A staff member with the Government Finance Officers Association described the potential fallout from bond-related provisions as “immediate and severe.”

Could a Local Tax Fix the Gig Economy?

A group in New York is calling for a fee on all gig-economy transactions in order to provide workers with benefits like paid sick leave.

House Chair Leaves Door Open for Bumping Up State and Local Deduction in Tax Bill

But Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady declined to speculate on the odds a property tax deduction cap would be raised above $10,000.

House GOP Firm on SALT Rollback in Tax Bill, Despite State, Local Protests

Republican lawmakers on Thursday introduced their sweeping proposal to rewrite the U.S. tax code.

In States, the Estate Tax Nears Extinction

In 2001, all 50 states imposed either an estate or inheritance tax. By next year, the number will be down to 17.

The Essential Questions the GOP Tax Bill Will Finally Answer

After months of secret talks, Republicans are just about ready to provide the critical details of their long-awaited proposal for tax reform.

How Much Is the State and Local Property Tax Deduction Worth?

House Republicans are set to unveil their tax plan this week. Retaining a deduction for state and local property taxes promises to change the math.

Ways and Means Chair: Property Tax Deduction to Remain Intact Under GOP Tax Plan

U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady's comments have implications for the fate of the state and local tax deduction, or SALT, as the Republican push to rewrite the nation's tax code continues.

U.S. Senate Approves Tax-Related Amendment State and Local Groups Oppose

“This is a disappointment,” a lead National Governors Association staffer said of the measure, which could have implications for the state and local tax deduction.

Colorado Ski Towns Look to Fund Mental Health Services by Taxing Pot

Idyllic locales sometimes stigmatize mental illness the most.

Weak Growth in State Tax Revenue Persists in 2017

Individual state results have differed dramatically depending on economic conditions, population changes and tax policy choices since the recession.

Mayors Not Letting Up in Fight to Preserve the State and Local Tax Deduction

“We’ll see who’s got the numbers… Who’s got the votes,” according to Tom Cochran, CEO and executive director of the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

Chicago Just Repealed Its Brand New Soda Tax

Opponents and advocates spent millions for and against the controversial tax.

‘You're Not Going to See a Gas Tax Increase. It's Just Not Gonna Happen.’

House lawmakers mull road and transit issues as they wait for the Trump administration’s infrastructure plan.

Kansas Republicans to Congress: 'You Better Learn Our Lesson'

Lawmakers from the Sunflower State say they are worried that Congress and the Trump administration will repeat the mistake they made in enacting budget-busting tax cuts.

Local Government Officials Buck ‘Big Six’ Tax Reform at the Expense of SALT

With the GOP’s new tax plan the state and local tax deduction many jurisdictions rely on is on the chopping block, prompting concerns about future “double taxation.”

Q&A: An Oregon Mayor Talks Tax Reform and DACA on Capitol Hill

Gresham’s Shane Bemis, a Republican, is among the U.S. Conference of Mayors members visiting the nation's capital ahead of the Republicans releasing their tax reform proposal.

Student Loan Interest Deduction Should Factor Into Debates on Student Debt, Tax Code

Provision’s federal price tag has grown rapidly in recent years; cost in many states is unclear