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ALEC Legislators Call For Lawmakers To Make The Tax Cuts & Jobs Act Permanent: ALEC in The Center Square

ALEC's letter said extending the tax provisions would prevent "a massive tax increase."

The Center Square covered ALEC members’ recent meeting with congressional leaders, such as House Committee on Ways and Means Chairman Jason Smith, to highlight the benefits of making the 2017 Tax Cuts & Jobs Act permanent.

The group sent a letter to lawmakers urging them to keep former President Donald Trump’s tax policies in place for good. They are set to sunset at the end of 2025.

ALEC said that if Trump’s tax cuts ended, it could encourage some states to increase taxes.

“If the provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act are allowed to expire, the federal tax base will once again be narrowed because the cap on the state and local tax deduction would be eliminated,” according to the group’s letter. “The return to an unlimited SALT deduction would be an incentive for many states to implement higher taxes and spend at higher levels under the guise of lowering the federal tax burden – a responsibility that ultimately lies with Congress.”

ALEC’s letter said extending the tax provisions would prevent “a massive tax increase.”

“A majority of Americans support making the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 permanent,” according to the letter. “Allowing it to expire would result in a massive tax increase on hardworking American taxpayers, a significant decline in American competitiveness, fewer jobs, reduced wage income for workers, and higher prices.”

Some 330 state lawmakers from 42 states signed the letter.

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