Tax Reform

Overview

Congressional leaders hope to move forward with hearings and tax reform legislation in September, with efforts continuing through the fall. Tax reform could have a major impact on counties, as both the tax-exempt status of municipal bonds and the deduction for state and local taxes (SALT) could be eliminated. Counties use both of these tools to finance infrastructure projects, local law enforcement, emergency services, education costs and many other services. Changes to the existing tax code could alter counties’ ability to support and provide services for our residents.

State and local governments provide critical services with revenue generated through state and local taxes, including:

NACo will continue to monitor tax reform efforts and advocate for key county priorities as the process moves forward. In the meantime, this page provides a number of resources for you to use as you talk to your members of Congress about these issues.

Tax Reform Resources

State and Local Tax (SALT)
Tax-Exempt Municipal Bonds
Remote Sales Tax

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Counties and Tax Reform

Congress and the administration are shifting their focus to comprehensive tax reform. Counties support these efforts, and continue to advocate for a number of our priorities, including the deductibility of state and local taxes and the tax exemption for municipal bonds.

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