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IRS Moves to Block New York Plan to Skirt SALT Deduction Cap

  • Taxpayers won’t get big federal write-off above state credit
  • Regulations are likely to face challenges from high-tax states
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IRS Moves to Block New York, New Jersey Effort to Skirt State Tax Cap
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The Internal Revenue Service put the tri-state area on notice: The charitable workarounds New York, New Jersey and Connecticut approved following the new federal cap on deductions for state and local taxes aren’t acceptable to the federal government.

Taxpayers who itemize will only be eligible for a federal deduction that’s a small fraction of their charitable donations for property tax payments, according to proposed regulations issued by the Treasury Department on Thursday. The charitable contribution strategies in high-tax states were created so taxpayers would be able to write off the full donation amount from their federal taxes.