Cuomo pushes to keep SALT repeal in next relief package

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has consistently appealed to the federal government for more funding during his daily press conferences, and Wednesday, he also pushed for the repeal of state and local tax deductions, or SALT.

Posted: May 13, 2020 5:55 PM

WATERTOWN, N.Y. -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo has consistently appealed to the federal government for more funding during his daily press conferences, and Wednesday, he also pushed for the repeal of state and local tax deductions, or SALT.

The $3 trillion relief bill introduced in the House of Representatives on Tuesday includes the repeal of SALT, which puts a cap on tax deductions for residents of certain states, including New York, New Jersey, California and others. 

"The bill that was introduced yesterday has something that's very important to many states. It repeals what's called salt, s-a-l-t, the state and local tax deduction. This was a tax change made two years ago, three years ago in Washington. It increases the taxes of homeowners in certain states. New York is one of them,” he said. "If we get that Washington bill passed, then it's going to make a significant difference, because it's going to give states the ability to do what they need to do to reopen and we can take it from there."

Congressman Anthony Brindisi also released the following statement regarding the repeal.

"I support the SALT cap repeal and last year worked with Democrats and Republicans to pass legislation to repeal it through the House. Unfortunately, that legislation sits on Mitch McConnell’s desk and is awaiting action in the Senate. The global pandemic has put a strain on our families, our small businesses, and our state and local governments. I will work with both parties to make sure we get upstate New Yorkers the relief they need."

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