Organizations Representing Nearly 870,000 First Responders Across the United States Tell Congress SALT Plays Critical Role in Keeping Communities Safe
WASHINGTON – Today, three major national public safety organizations representing nearly 870,000 first responders told Congress to vote no on the House tax bill in order to fully preserve the state and local tax (SALT) deduction, which they believe is key to support in order to ensure state and local public safety. The National Association of Police Officers (NAPO) and International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) sent a joint letter to the House, while the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) asked Congress to protect SALT in a separate letter.
NAPO and IAFF wrote that SALT helps state and local governments with the ability to provide “…essential investments that give our first responders the tools they need to get the job done…” They also said that “As organizations representing, and made up of, men and women who have answered the call to protect our fellow Americans, we are concerned that H.R. 1 partially eliminates the state and local tax (SALT) deduction, which helps support these vital investments at the state and local level.”
In a separate letter, the FOP noted that it was “…very concerned that the partial or total elimination of the SALT deductions will endanger the ability of our State and local governments to fund these agencies and recruit the men and women we need to keep us safe.”
A copy of the NAPO and IAFF letter can be found here.
A copy of the FOP letter can be found here.
About Americans Against Double Taxation
Americans Against Double Taxation is a coalition of state and local government organizations, service providers and other stakeholders dedicated to protecting the state and local tax deduction (SALT), a federal tax deduction claimed by 44 million American households that supports vital investments in infrastructure, public safety, home ownership and education. For more information, visit AmericansAgainstDoubleTaxation.org.