Kirk Stark Featured in New York Times Story on State Responses to New Tax Law

Professor Kirk Stark is cited in a New York Times article that details the responses of lawmakers in high-tax states to the tax measure that President Trump signed into law in December. Stark, the Barrall Family Professor of Tax law and Policy at UCLA, has been named a key consultant to California state senate president pro tem Kevin de León, who is seeking to ease the impact of a provision in the federal law that caps the amount of state and local taxes that people may deduct from their federal returns. Stark, the Times reports, “has suggested that states encourage residents to donate money to their state governments, then let the governments credit those donations against their state income taxes. Such donations would qualify as charitable donations, which are still fully deductible on federal taxes.”

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