Letter to the Editor 11/1
As congress debates a new tax bill, there is much discussion as
to which current tax exemptions to keep and which ones to eliminate.
It appears that a favorite idea is to eliminate the current exemption
on state and local taxes. This could lead to a tax increase for many
middle income families. It is ironic that there are those who would
advocate the elimination of tax exemptions for mandatory state and local
taxes on homes, businesses, land and income while keeping the exemptions
on voluntary contributions to 401(k) savings accounts and charitable
It would be inconsistent and unfair to give a tax break to
voluntary contributors while denying that same tax break for those
who pay mandatory state and local taxes.
Robert A. Clay
3029 New York Road
Desoto, GA 31743