Congressman Smith Supports Tax Relief for Texans

Today I voted in support of a package of tax measures, H.R. 5771, the Tax Increase Prevention Act, that will prevent $45 Billion in tax increases from going into effect for the 2014 tax season. The package will mean relief for every one in six taxpayers.

As the steward of taxpayer dollars, Congress should always seek to return as much as possible to taxpayer’s pockets. This package will allow residents in states like Texas to deduct state and local sales taxes on their federal returns. It will allow teachers to be reimbursed for expenses in their classrooms and encourage private sector industry to continue making crucial investments in research and development. These are common-sense measures that we will revisit in the next Congress when we address more permanent tax reform and simplification.

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