Senator Cantwell on SALT

Clark County, Vancouver, WA -United States Senator, Maria Cantwell addressed the citizens of Clark County about the importance of the State and Local Tax (SALT) deduction to middle-class families in Washington State. The current tax plan in the United States Congress does not include the state and local tax deduction.

In October, WSAC’s Executive Board joined Governor Inslee in warning the Washington State Congressional Delegation of the impacts Washingtonians will feel with the elimination of SALT. The letter cites Kittitas County as an example and says “ending the tax deduction would result in an average increase in over $5,000 in federal tax liability (the amount of their income that is subject to federal income tax) for nearly 5,000 households, over 90 percent of whom are middle income.” In one of our larger counties, Snohomish, it would result in over 129,000 residents seeing an increase of $6,000 in their federal tax liability.

The National Association of Counties (NACo) is committed to making sure that the SALT deduction language is in the final version of the tax reform bill currently before Congress. To learn more about this issue or to see how it specifically affects your county, take a moment to review the resources below.


Senator Cantwell's Press Conference

Paige graduated from Western Washington majoring Political Science and Communications. She also holds a Masters in Public Administration from Seattle University. Early in her career, Paige ran a campaign in Snohomish County before serving as a Legislative Assistant at the Washington House of Representatives. As the External Communications Manager for WSAC, she manages all the organization's publications and social media.