State and Local Tax Deductibility

State and Local Tax Deductibility

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State and Local Tax Deductibility

How Public Education Benefits from the Federal Income Tax Deduction for State and Local Taxes and Other Special Tax Provisions: A Background Paper from the Center on Education Policy

Author(s): Wayne Riddle
Published: April 13, 2011

This background paper is intended to serve as a companion to the 2011 CEP report, Get the Federal Government Out of Education? That Wasn't the Founding Fathers' Vision. That report discusses the historical foundations and current purposes of the federal role in education. This paper goes into more detail about the financial benefits that education incurs from special federal tax provisions for individual taxpayers, particularly the deduction for state and local taxes.

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