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Congressman John Larson

Representing the 1st District of Connecticut

Larson: Taxes are Being Politicized, Connecticut is Paying the Price

August 24, 2018
Press Release

Hartford, CT -  Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) criticized the Treasury Department’s new proposed regulations targeting state and local tax deduction (SALT) states after they were released yesterday:

“The continued politicization of tax law in this partisan manner is unprecedented. The IRS and the tax code are now being wielded as a weapon against Connecticut for the benefit of red states and the GOP agenda. It started with the extreme limits placed on the state and local tax deduction (SALT), which have existed in the tax code since the Civil War. The Treasury's actions yesterday continue to target states like Connecticut that are trying to protect their residents from double-taxation," said Larson. "They are picking winners and losers. The winners are the red states that the blue states have been subsidizing. The losers are the taxpayers in Manchester, West Hartford, and elsewhere in Connecticut. This is unacceptable.”