Judge Dismisses 'High-Tax' States' Lawsuit Against Trump

  • 2019-09-30
  • Source: TTN
  • by: TTN Staff
Judge Dismisses 'High-Tax' States' Lawsuit Against Trump
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A federal judge handed President Trump another win by dismissing the lawsuit filed against Trump by a number of "high-tax" states.

According to Fox Business:

A federal judge handed the Trump administration a win Monday, dismissing a lawsuit from states with high taxes.

The lawsuit asked U.S. District Judge J. Paul Oetken to block the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act's limit on how much people can deduct in state and local taxes (SALT). The provision effectively raised the tax burden on citizens of high-tax states.

New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Maryland brought the suit in July 2018, claiming the tax deduction limit was a way for the Trump administration to stick it to blue states. The judge ruled that the limit did not violate the 10th Amendment, which says that powers not delegated to the federal government in the Constitution are left to the states.

A federal judge handed the Trump administration a win Monday, dismissing a lawsuit from states with high taxes.

The report indicates that because of the new tax law many residents have moved to lower-tax states as a result.

 Source: TTN

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