SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Michelle Mussman, D-Schaumburg, is asking Congress to stop a tax increase on middle-class families hidden in a new tax law now being considered in Washington.
“As part of President Trump’s tax plan, federal-level politicians want to eliminate the state and local tax deduction, which is claimed by two million Illinoisans annually,” Mussman said. “With skyrocketing property taxes forcing people out of their homes, we need to preserve this deduction to allow families to keep more of their hard-earned dollars.”
Trump and his Republican allies are pushing to repeal a critical tax credit for middle-class families in order to pay for tax cuts for big corporations and the ultra-wealthy. The state and local tax deduction allows families to deduct the amount they pay in state and local taxes, including property taxes, from their federal income tax. The Mussman-backed House Resolution 672 asks the Illinois congressional delegation to oppose efforts to repeal this important tax deduction.
“President Trump’s proposed changes to the federal tax code would increase the tax burden on the average Cook County family by more than $4,000, while allowing the very wealthy to pay almost nothing,” Mussman said. “I agree that our tax system needs to be reformed, but it should be reformed in a way that lifts up Illinois’ middle class, rather than just protecting the wealthiest Americans.”