Federal Tax Reform and the Impact on States

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Policymakers continue to debate how to reduce the federal budget deficit and how to simplify the federal tax code. Changes to federal tax policy can affect states directly through linkages in their tax codes or indirectly through the economic impact of state residents paying increased or decreased federal taxes.

This webinar features a brief presentation on the status of federal tax reform, examples of federal-state tax policy linkages, and use a newly released report from The Pew Charitable Trusts on the mortgage interest deduction, "The Geographic Distribution of the Mortgage Interest Deduction," to illustrate the varying impacts of federal tax policy and reform on the states. It also features two legislator respondents who discuss how federal tax reform—including but not limited to changes to the mortgage interest deduction—could affect their states. 

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  • Heather Morton, program pincipal, Fiscal Affairs Program, National Conference of State Legislatures


  • Michael Ettlinger, senior director, The Pew Charitable Trusts
  •  Kasia O’Neill Murray, project manager, The Pew Charitable Trusts
  •  Senator Delores Kelley, Maryland
  •  Representative Dan Flynn, Texas

This webinar is made possible with the generous support of The Pew Charitable Trusts.

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