Resolution calling for the reinstatement of State and Local Tax (SALT) deductions
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Resolution calling for the General Court of Massachusetts to reinstate the effect of State and Local Tax (SALT) deductions.
WHEREAS, Brookline relies on local taxation to provide town services and educational opportunities to its residents,
WHEREAS, federal tax reform legislation signed into law in December 2017 placed a cap on total state and local tax deductions which an individual may claim,
WHEREAS, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts levies state taxes to pay for crucial initiatives and programs,
WHEREAS, states across the country are considering, and at least one state has enacted legislation to ease the burden such a cap creates on taxpayers,
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that Brookline Town Meeting calls on the General Court of Massachusetts to consider legislation which enables the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, as well as its cities and towns, to mitigate the effect on taxpayers of federal limits state and local tax deductions,
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Town Clerk shall submit a copy of this resolution to our representatives and representatives-elect in the General Court of Massachusetts upon passage.