There’s more bad news for taxpayers.
A government report has revealed that 11 million taxpayers are losing out on $323 billion worth of deductions due to a punishing change in President Donald Trump’s tax law.
The hard news comes after early filers were stunned by shrinking — to vanishing — tax refunds.
The deduction wallop detailed in the government report centers on capped deductions for state and local taxes — including real estate taxes.
The cap was imposed to help pay for huge tax cuts to corporations, whose tax rates were slashed from 35 percent to 21 percent.
The deduction hit is so staggering that it could end up swamping modest gains taxpayers had expected to enjoy due to tax cuts.
Several states ― including New York and New Jersey ― are challenging the deduction cap in court, claiming the new tax law is unconstitutional because of federal overreach and the harm to some states and their residents. »