WESTCHESTER, Ill. – State Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch, D-Hillside, is opposing President Trump’s tax plan that will increase taxes on working families across the state by eliminating the state and local tax (SALT) deduction.

“The SALT deduction prevents working families from double taxation by allowing them to deduct state and local taxes when they file their federal returns,” Welch said. “Wealthy people like Donald Trump and Bruce Rauner say they care about working families, but their actions prove otherwise. Trump and congressional leaders need to go back to the drawing board and create a plan that doesn’t force working families to pay more while giving tax breaks to millionaires and billionaires.”

Welch supported House Resolution 672 to encourage lawmakers from Illinois to oppose any and all efforts by Trump and his Republican allies to repeal the SALT deduction. This key deduction allows middle-class and working families to avoid double taxation when they pay their federal taxes, and historically has saved families an average $12,500 annually. Additionally, through the elimination of this deduction, the state of Illinois would lose $3 billion in revenue from the federal government.

“Millionaires and billionaires like Rauner and Trump do not need a tax cut subsidized by middle-class families,” Welch said. “I’m fighting for the working people who truly need tax relief so they can provide for their families.”

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