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  • Rep. Faso Sends Follow Up Letter to Department of Treasury
    Posted in Press Releases on April 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

    Washington D.C. -- Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) sent a follow up letter to the Department of Treasury seeking examination of recent changes to the New York State tax law. The original letter asked the Treasury Department to issue an opinion letter concerning tax changes contained in the Governor’s proposed Executive Budget. Now that the state budget has been adopted, Rep. Faso’s follow up letter requests the Treasury Department review the recently enacted state legislation that would con... Read more

  • Rep. Faso Urges Treasury Department to Examine Proposed NY State Tax Changes
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

    Washington D.C. – Representative John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today released a copy of a letter he has sent to the Treasury Department’s Office of Tax Policy concerning changes in deductibility of state and local taxes. The letter asks the Treasury Department to issue an opinion letter concerning proposed tax changes contained in Gov. Cuomo’s Executive Budget, which would convert some state and local tax payments to payments which might be eligible for charitable tax deduction under federal law. Ful... Read more

  • Rep. Faso Supports Legislation to Provide Relief to New Yorkers Pre-paying Property Taxes
    Posted in Press Releases on January 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

    Washington, D.C. – Representative John Faso (R-Kinderhook) joined a bipartisan coalition of his colleagues in introducing legislation to allow individuals who paid any or all of their 2018 property taxes in 2017 to deduct them on their current 2017 tax bill, regardless of when the taxes were assessed. Current IRS guidance states that only taxes that had been assessed in 2017 would be deductible. Representatives Lance (NJ-07) and Gottheimer (NJ-05) are primary sponsors of the legislation. The sup... Read more

  • Congressman Faso Statement on Tax Reform Vote
    Posted in Press Releases on December 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

    Washington, D.C. - Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) released a statement indicating his intention to vote 'no' on the conference committee tax reform plan: "From the beginning, I wanted to support a tax reform plan that would increase economic growth, increase worker paychecks, incentivize small business investment and ensure New York families are better off. Unfortunately, this plan does not meet all of those criteria, and I will vote against the bill when it comes up for a vote. “I remain ... Read more

  • Rep. Faso Supports Maintaining College Affordability Tax Benefits
    Posted in Press Releases on December 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Tax Reform

    Washington, D.C. - Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) signed two letters sent to the tax reform conferees in support of maintaining tax benefits designed to make college more affordable. “Pursuing higher education has long been considered a path toward achieving the American dream,” said Faso. “We should promote and support access for those who want to continue their studies, whether at a traditional four-year college, in graduate school, or through a technical education. By maintaining these ... Read more

  • Faso Signs on to Bipartisan Plan that Includes SALT Fix
    Posted in Press Releases on December 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

    Washington, D.C. - Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) signed on to a bipartisan plan that would fully reinstate the state and local tax deduction (SALT) currently left out of the House and Senate tax reform proposals. The plan also maintains the medical expense deduction and student loan interest deduction, which have been additional key concerns of Congressman Faso’s. “I want to support a tax reform bill, but I have consistently stated that I will only do so if a bill helps New York’s economy... Read more

  • Faso to Vote "No" on Tax Proposal
    Posted in Press Releases on November 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

    Washington, D.C. - Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today announced that he would not support the tax reform proposal in its current form: "There is no question that the federal tax code – with more than 70,000 pages of regulations - is broken. It is unfair to hardworking taxpayers, contains too many loopholes for special interests and is hampering the growth of our economy and ability of American workers to compete in the global economy. I have consistently stated that my goals for tax refo... Read more

  • Faso to Host Live Meeting on Tax Reform
    Posted in Press Releases on November 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

    Washington, D.C. - Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) will host a live meeting on the current tax reform proposal on Tuesday, November 14 at 6:55PM. Congressman Faso said, "This live event will give me the opportunity to directly engage with residents of New York’s 19th Congressional District on this consequential issue. I am still carefully evaluating the House and Senate tax proposals and I look forward to hearing from my constituents to help me determine the best course of action for Upstat... Read more

  • Faso Seeks Local Input on Tax Reform
    Posted in Press Releases on November 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

    "It is critical that I continue to receive input from local residents, elected officials and business leaders, as we work to fix our broken tax code. My goals for tax reform have always been to get our economy moving again, increase worker paychecks, incentivize small business investment and ensure New York families are better off. I am committed to fighting for hardworking taxpayers and creating a fairer tax code for all." Read more

  • Faso Releases Statement on Tax Reform Proposal
    Posted in Press Releases on November 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Debt and Deficits, Economy and Jobs, Tax Reform

    Washington, D.C. - Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today released the following statement regarding the "The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act." "Every worker, family, and small business owner knows our tax code does not work, is too complicated, and forces them to send more of their money to Albany and Washington, D.C. than they should. My goal for tax reform is to get our economy moving again, increase worker paychecks, incentivize small business investment and ensure New York families are better off... Read more

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