House Tax Bill Delivers Tax Hike on Homeowners

Published Thursday, November 2, 2017

WASHINGTON (November 2, 2017) – Tax reform discussions took a major step forward this afternoon as leaders on the House Ways and Means Committee released its legislative proposal for an overhaul of the American tax code. The National Association of Realtors® believes the bill represents a tax increase on middle-class homeowners.

"This legislation closely tracks with the House Republican Blueprint for tax reform, which threatens home values and takes money straight from the pockets of homeowners," said NAR President William E. Brown, a second-generation Realtor® from Alamo, California and founder of Investment Properties. "Realtors® believe in the promise of lower tax rates, but this bill is nowhere near as good a deal as the one middle-class homeowners get under current law. Tax hikes and falling home prices are a one-two punch that homeowners simply can't afford."

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