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Week of January 22, 2018

ACTION 1: Protect California Taxpayers Act

Sponsors Sen. Kevin de Leon [D], Sen. Benjamin Allen [D], Sen. Jerry Hill [D]
https://ww2.kqed.org/…/california-resistance-takes-aim-at-…/

BACKGROUND
On December 20, 2017, President Trump signed into law a sweeping tax proposal that will add at least $1 trillion to the federal deficit. Specifically, the new law caps the state and local tax deduction at $10,000, a move that will increase taxes nationally by $36 billion dollars in 2018 and $90 billion by the year 2024.

In California, about one third, or about 6 million taxpayers, itemized deductions on their tax returns, claiming an average of $18,438 for state and local taxes.

PROPOSAL
The Protect California Taxpayers Act will allow California taxpayers to make charitable donations to the California Excellence Fund, and in turn the taxpayer will receive a dollar-for-dollar tax credit for their contribution. The taxpayer will then be able to deduct the contribution from their federal taxes just as they have historically done with their state tax payments.

WRITE YOUR State Senator.
Find your State Senator here: http://findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov

Addresses here https://docs.google.com/…/15chgbWSPzh8MLemsfLPgnim1NB…/edit…

SUGGESTED WORDING:

Dear Sen. ___,
Please support SB227 Protect California Taxpayers Act. Californians should not be paying for Trump's TaxScam.
From your constituent and voter.
NAME & ADDRESS
#postcardsforAmerica

http://sd24.senate.ca.gov/…/protect_ca_taxpayers_act_backgr…

https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/fa…/billTextClient.xhtml…

https://legiscan.com/CA/bill/SB227/2017

Earlier Event: January 7
Week of January 7 - 13 , 2018
Later Event: February 1
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