It’s Not Too Late to Influence Congress on Tax Reform
December 5, 2017
There is still time to take action to push the House-Senate Conference Committee on the tax reform bill to strengthen the protections for consumers and homeowners.
Thanks to our members’ engagement, REALTORS® have helped positively influence tax reform in some key areas. For example, both the House and Senate have agreed to maintain deductibility of state and local property taxes up to $10,000, and to maintain Section 1031 tax-deferred exchanges in their present form for real estate investments.
OUR WORK IS NOT DONE. We still have an opportunity to influence Congress to help make the tax reform bill more favorable to homeowners and consumers. Now that both the House and Senate have passed The Tax Cut and Jobs Act, a Conference Committee will begin to address the differences between the two bills. Important improvements in the legislation are possible by encouraging Congress to maintain the current law for the mortgage interest deduction and capital gains exclusion. Retaining current law makes the bill more favorable to homeownership.
Take action to tell Congress to protect middle-class homeowners by clicking here.
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