New York Wants Rest of America to Pay Its Taxes, Judge Says ‘No!’

High tax states always had a not-so-secret way of keeping people happy.  Even as they imposed nose-bleed state and local taxes (SALT taxes) on their constituents, they knew it would be okay because those same taxpayers could write their local taxes off of their federal tax returns.

Essentially, as long as they itemized, whatever people paid in local property tax they could deduct from their federal income tax, which shared their local tax burden with all taxpayers in America.

Trump and the Republican Congress put an end to that with the Tax Reform Act, which limited the deduction to $10,000, which hit wealthy Americans in high tax states right where they live, in the wallet.

Governors and rich residents of high-tax states like New York, Connecticut, California, and New Jersey were livid.  They’ve since taken action to restore the write off, including reclassifying some tax payments as charitable donations, and suing the federal government for interfering with state sovereignty.

The IRS disallowed the charitable giving angle earlier this year, and now a New York State Judge has found that the federal government didn’t get involved in any state decision.  The federal government changed how it operates, which Congress is free to do.  Now states can choose how they operate, by either continuing to charge their residents exorbitant taxes, or changing how they do business.

Governor Cuomo vowed to fight on, but it doesn’t look promising.  His only hope is for a Democratic takeover in 2020, and a reversal of the law.

It looks like the rest of the nation won’t foot the bill for state and local taxes in these high-cost states for at least another year or two.

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  1. John Keyser

    Why should we foot their bills?
    They tax everything as it is. Try following the money instead.

  2. JoeyP

    New York needs to pay it’s OWN taxes on it’s OWN miserably failed LEFT WING LIBERAL policies. QUIT being a WELFARE state! That’s what BUMS do. Fix your problems . . . Team Trump and his allies 2020 – KAGA (KEEP America Great Again).

  3. greyfox

    Politics ha become insane.

  4. greyfox

    Politicss is insane

  5. greyfox

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    A joy to love, to kiss and hold
    A boundless shape of energy
    A treasure so short a time to be

    A twig, a stick, a magic wand
    A stone thrown in a stagant pond
    A dandelion plucked from the ground
    Curiosity of new things found

    A nose wiped on a fresh new sleeve
    Fairy tales of Christmas eve
    Wide eyes eager to believe
    In Santa Clause and Christmas trees

    Happiness found in wondrous things
    No thought of what tomorrow brings
    Play hard my child while you still may
    Don’t hurry to meet that grownup day.

    An ode to childhood

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  6. Florida Jim

    When all the union contracts come due and there is no money, which is everywhere Democrats rule every hellhole,these pathetic liars will demand you and I pay the unfunded debt of these union slugs. This is not mentioned but cannot be avoided unless we make it known and end the forthcoming scam NOW!

  7. Yoda

    Let New York’s politicians pay the taxes they keep raising.

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