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Popular tax deduction in Md. would disappear in Trump plan

Popular tax deduction in Md. would disappear in Trump plan

Democrats and Republicans offered split views Thursday of President Donald Trump's proposal to end the federal income tax deduction for local and state taxes — a provision claimed by a higher share of filers in Maryland than anywhere else in the nation.

White House officials proposed eliminating the deduction as part of a broader tax package that they said will reduce federal income taxes overall. But the deduction, which nearly half of Maryland taxpayers claim, is widely popular in states with high incomes and local tax rates.

Forty-five percent of Maryland filers took the state and local tax deduction in 2014, availing themselves of the ability to not pay federal taxes on...

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