Bill Text: IL SR1053 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Opposes any and all efforts by the Trump Administration and Congress to eliminate the state and local tax deduction.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Failed) 2019-01-09 - Session Sine Die [SR1053 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-SR1053-Introduced.html

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2 WHEREAS, President Donald Trump and Congressional
3Republicans are proposing radical changes to America's tax
4code; and
5 WHEREAS, The changes President Trump and his Congressional
6allies are discussing would benefit millionaires and
7billionaires while hurting working families; and
8 WHEREAS, President Trump and Congressional Republicans
9have discussed removing the state and local deduction, also
10known as SALT, as a way to pay for their proposed tax cuts for
11the wealthy; and
12 WHEREAS, The state and local deduction allows families that
13pay state and local income or sales tax to deduct those taxes
14from their federal income tax; and
15 WHEREAS, This deduction prevents families from being
16doubled taxed, once by the federal government and again by the
17state; and
18 WHEREAS, The state and local deduction has broad bipartisan
19support and has been helping Illinoisans since 1913; and

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1 WHEREAS, Illinois has the fifth highest number of taxpayers
2who claim the state and local tax deduction in the nation; and
3 WHEREAS, Nearly two million Illinois taxpayers claimed
4more than $24 billion in SALT deductions in 2015, with each
5claiming an average $12,500 in deductions; and
6 WHEREAS, Of Illinoisans who claim a SALT deduction,
7approximately 85% earn less than $200,000 per year; therefore,
8be it
10ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we strongly oppose any
11and all efforts by the Trump Administration and Congress to
12eliminate the state and local deduction; and be it further
13 RESOLVED, That we call upon Governor Rauner to work with
14the Illinois Congressional Delegation to ensure that the State
15and local deduction is not eliminated; and be it further
16 RESOLVED, That suitable copies of this resolution be
17delivered to all members of the Illinois Congressional