IRS Releases New SALT Data Proving Tax Hike Bill Raises Taxes on NJ Families

Sep 07, 2018
Press

Today, Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) released the following statement and chart on the new data detailing the impact of the State and Local Tax Deduction Cap in North Jersey.

“The new IRS numbers just prove what we’ve been saying all along: the Tax Hike Bill jacks up taxes significantly on New Jersey families, and Bergen County will be hit the hardest. Any new effort to gut SALT permanently should be voted down because it’s a raw deal for so many Americans, including New Jersey. We need to be cutting taxes here in North Jersey— not burdening our families and businesses with more federal tax hikes.”

County

Number of Returns

Returns Claiming SALT

SALT Use Ratio

Total SALT Deducted

Average SALT Amount Claimed

Bergen County

465,350

218,290

0.469

5,409,903

24,783

Passaic County

249,170

81,870

0.329

1,204,665

14,714

Sussex County

72,640

35,730

0.492

509,762

14,267

Warren County

53,550

23,520

0.439

296,061

12,588

SOURCE:

IRS 2016 County Data

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