NCSL Statement on Tax Plan and Modification of SALT


Plan's Changes to State and Local Tax Deduction “an Attack on the Sovereignty of the States”

NCSL press release Washington, D.C.—The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) released the following statement in response to the House tax plan:

NCSL President and South Dakota state Senator Deb Peters (R) said, “This is an attack on the sovereignty of the states. We are opposed to the modification, which is essentially an elimination, of the state and local tax deduction (SALT).  SALT is one of the six original federal tax deductions and has been a staple of the federal tax code and the state-federal fiscal relationship for over 100 years. We will continue to fight for the more than 43 million Americans who claim this deduction every year.”


NCSL is a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the states, commonwealths and territories. It provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues and is an effective and respected advocate for the interests of the states in the American federal system.