CONGRESSMAN LAWLER INTRODUCES BILL WITH BIPARTISAN SUPPORT TO ELIMINATE THE SALT CAP MARRIAGE PENALTY
Clarkstown, NY, January 23, 2023
Congressman Lawler (NY-17) released the following statement after a press conference with County Executive Ed Day, Clarkstown Town Supervisor George Hoehmann, Ramapo Supervisor Michael Specht, Orangetown Supervisor Teresa Kenny, and Stony Point Supervisor Jim Monaghan to announce the introduction of Congressman Lawler’s bill - the “SALT Marriage Penalty Elimination Act.”
“Hudson Valley families suffer under some of the highest taxes in the nation,” said Rep. Lawler. “The misguided SALT tax cap has only added to their pain in recent years. That’s why I’m proud to introduce the SALT Marriage Penalty Elimination Act.”
“This bill will double the cap for married couples filing jointly to $20,000,” continued Rep. Lawler. “It’s the first in a series of bills, which I’m calling the Hudson Valley Affordability Pact, that will tackle cost-of-living and affordability issues in the 17th Congressional District and beyond.”
“The SALT Marriage Penalty Elimination Act, combined with the Anti-Congestion Tax Act, is the first step in providing real relief to Hudson Valley families and commuters,” concluded Rep. Lawler. “While I am committed to fully repealing the SALT Cap, this is a measure we can enact this year as we work towards that larger goal.”
The SALT Marriage Penalty Elimination Act removes a penalty imposed on married individuals in the current tax code, doubling the cap for joint filers. It is co-sponsored by Rep. Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) and Rep. Anthony D’Esposito (NY-4).
New York’s 17th District, which includes all or parts of Rockland, Westchester, Putnam, and Dutchess counties, is a suburban district located just north of New York City.