In recent years, Westchester and Rockland counties have had the highest property taxes in the nation. Not only has David voted for the lowest tax rate on middle-class families in 60 years, but he has also helped lead the charge against the particularly negative impacts on New Yorkers of the 2017 Trump/Republican tax bill. When Donald Trump and his special-interest allies decided to cap state and local tax deductions, it was New York taxpayers who paid the price. With a background in tax law and economics research, Buchwald is uniquely positioned to tackle these issues in Congress in a way that no other candidate in this race can, overhauling the tax code and reversing Trump’s SALT deduction limit.
David Buchwald's tax plan will:
Last year, David introduced and passed the New York TRUST Act, which enables the U.S. Congress to request the New York State tax returns of top government officials -- a law which Donald Trump is now suing to block. Along with State Assemblywoman Amy Paulin, who has endorsed his candidacy, he has provided advice to attorneys for the Village of Scarsdale in its lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service related to the SALT deduction limit, and David has helped successfully decouple New York’s income tax system from the federal framework, including to allow a full deduction for state and local taxes.