AASA Issues Statement on Proposed Elimination of SALT-D

For Immediate Release

James Minichello
703-774-6953 (cell)

Alexandria, Va. – Sept. 27, 2017 – AASA Executive Director Daniel A. Domenech issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s remarks about tax cuts and proposed elimination of the State and Local Tax Deduction (SALT-D).

“AASA is deeply opposed to the proposed elimination of the State and Local Tax Deduction (SALT-D). We believe any comprehensive tax reform legislation must preserve this deduction. As one of the six original deductions allowed under the original tax code, SALT-D has a long history and is a critical support for investments in infrastructure, public safety, homeownership and, specific to our work, our nation’s public schools.

“SALT-D prevents double taxation for local residents. Elimination of this deduction would increase tax rates for certain tax payers, reduce disposable income, limit ability and support for local taxes, and damage local, state and national economies.

“This is a tax deduction with broad bipartisan support: it is claimed by more than 44 million taxpayers, both Democrats and Republicans across all 50 states. We will remain opposed to any tax reform that includes the deduction, and we urge the Congress and administration to move forward with a plan that preserves the deduction.”

For specific questions, please contact Noelle Ellerson Ng, AASA associate executive director, policy and advocacy, at nellerson@aasa.org.


About AASA
AASA, The School Superintendents Association, founded in 1865, is the professional organization for more than 13,000 educational leaders in the United States and throughout the world. AASA’s mission is to support and develop effective school system leaders who are dedicated to the highest quality public education for all children. For more information, visit http://www.aasa.org.