Recent Press Releases and News

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Ander Crenshaw, Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, today (4/16) voted to make permanent the deduction of local and state sales taxes in the federal tax code by supporting passage of the State and Local Sales Tax Deduction Fairness Act of 2015.

“Americans are dedicating time and resources to jumpstart our economy and create jobs, and in the process deserve certainty in their federal tax policy to support them,” said Crenshaw. “Under current law, residents of states with a state income tax have a permanent deduction for state and local sales taxes. This isn’t the case for Florida and other states that do not have a state income tax. As a result, they are left with uncertainty, year after year, if the option to deduct state and local sales taxes will be available to them.”

“The State and Local Sales Tax Deducation Fairness Act of 2015 levels the playing field, making permanent the ability for residents of non-income tax states to deduct local and state sales taxes on their federal return,” Crenshaw continued. “As a result, more hard-earned dollars remain in their wallets to grow a business, pay for education, the mortgage, or whatever use they see fit. It’s a simple, transparent, and fair way to grow the economy, create jobs, and improve the quality of life and is long overdue.”

HR 622 passed the United States House of Representatives and now moves to the United States Senate for consideration.

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Ander Crenshaw, Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, today (4/16) stood on the side of taxpayer fairness by voting to pass the Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015 (HR 1105), legislation to permanently repeal the Estate Tax. The U.S. House of Representatives passed the measure and sent it to the United States Senate for consideration.

“Americans are taxed their entire life and unfortunately taxed again on their assets at death. This double taxation is not only outrageous but unfair. It’s time to bury the death tax for good,” said Crenshaw. “Families across Northeast Florida and the nation who have spent a lifetime building their small business, farms, and ranches deserve a fairer path on which to pass them on to the next generation. That’s why I have long-supported a permanent repeal of this regressive and punitive tax that does nothing more than put a roadblock in their way, create uncertainty, hamper economic growth, all while raising a relatively amount of revenue."

The death tax imposes a rate as high as 40 percent on family businesses, farms, and ranches. A Joint Economic Committee study has indicated that ending the estate tax would increase overall federal tax revenue by encouraging more investment. And according to a study by former CBO Director Douglas Holtz-Eakin, repealing the death tax would create 1.5 million additional small business jobs and cut almost a percentage point off the unemployment rate.

Recent Speeches and Statements

Congressman Ander Crenshaw commended the heroism of the late WWII Veteran Clyde L. Hillhouse in a floor speech and urged colleagues to pass legislation naming the White Springs, Florida Post Office in his honor.
Congressman Crenshaw addresses his House colleagues on on November 7, 2009 with concerns over how health care reform will impact the nation's military.

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