Chris Van Hollen

United States Senator for Maryland

Van Hollen Statement on GOP Plan to End State and Local Income Tax

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U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen issued the following statement today after House Republicans made clear that their tax plan will end the state and local income tax deductions:

 

“Almost half of all Maryland taxpayers use the state and local tax deduction, and it allows state and local governments to provide vital services across the state. Republicans are trying to claim they’ve fixed this issue – but they’re still double taxing the income of millions of people in Maryland and across the country. Ending the state income tax deduction for hardworking families in order to give a massive tax giveaway to big corporations and the very wealthy is sadly par for the course in this Republican tax plan. We will fight it tooth and nail.”

 

BACKGROUND:

 

Income taxes make up the largest part of the state and local tax deduction. According to the IRS Statistics of Income data for 2015, 60 percent of the total amount deducted nationally for taxes paid is due to state and local income taxes. In Maryland, income taxes comprise 71 percent of the total amount deducted for taxes paid, while property taxes comprise 27 percent.

 

 

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Issues: 

Washington, D.C. Office

110 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone (202) 224-4654
Fax: (202) 228-0629

State Offices

Montgomery County Office

111 Rockville Pike
Suite 960
Rockville, MD  20850
Phone (301) 545-1500
Fax (301) 545-1512

Baltimore Office

1900 North Howard Street, Suite 100
Baltimore, MD  21218
Phone (667) 212-4610
Fax (301) 545-1512

Prince George's County Office (opening soon)

1101 Mercantile Lane
Suite 210
Largo, MD  20774

State Offices

Western Maryland Office

32 West Washington Street
Suite 203
Hagerstown, MD  21740
Phone (301) 797-2826
Fax (301) 797-2241

 

Anne Arundel & Southern Maryland Office

60 West Street
Suite 107
Annapolis, MD  21401
Phone (410) 263-1325

Eastern Shore Office (opening soon)

204 Cedar Street
Suite 200C
Cambridge, MD  21613