On Dec. 31, 2013, Congress let expire a temporary provision that allowed Tennesseans to deduct their state and local sales tax payments from their federal tax liabilities. This amounts to a staggering tax increase – $1.2 billion – and is unfair to our state. Meanwhile, residents of states that have a state income tax instead can deduct their state income tax from their federal tax liabilities – and that provision is permanent.

Tennesseans shouldn’t pay a greater share of federal taxes than other taxpayers, simply because we choose not to have a state income tax. Lamar has cosponsored two pieces of legislation that would make permanent the state and local sales tax deduction, cutting taxes for Tennessee families and making the tax code fairer and more certain for them.

Our hard-working taxpayers deserve to be treated fairly, and to keep more of their own money instead of sending it to Washington.

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