REALTORS® are once again being asked to continue their efforts as advocates for homeowners and respond to the latest Call for Action on Tax Reform by the National Association of REALTORS®. The REALTOR® voice has positively influenced tax reform in some key areas this past month. For example, both the House and Senate have agreed to maintain deductibility of state and local property taxes up to $10,000 and to maintain Section 1031 tax-deferred exchanges in their present form for real estate investments.
BUT OUR WORK IS NOT DONE.
REALTORS® still have an opportunity to influence Congress to help make the tax reform bill more favorable to homeowners and consumers. Now that both the House and Senate have passed The Tax Cut and Jobs Act, a Conference Committee will begin to address the differences between the two bills. (See graphic below)
Important improvements in the legislation are possible by encouraging Congress to maintain the current law for the mortgage interest deduction and capital gains exclusion. Retaining current law makes the bill more favorable to homeownership. Be on the lookout for an email or text message alert or click the button below. You can also text "REALTORS" to 30644 to receive alerts via text message.
For more information on the issue: https://www.nar.realtor/tax-reform