MACo Urges Local Autonomy on Tax Breaks

MACo Legislative Director Kevin Kinnally today submitted testimony to the House Ways and Means Committee in opposition to HB 179 Income Tax – Subtraction Modification – Union Dues. This bill would allow for particular union dues to be deductions from an individual’s income tax.

MACo does not raise policy objections with this goal – county concerns are merely practical and cost-driven.

From the MACo Testimony:

MACo urges the Committee to primarily consider state income tax credits as the best means to
incorporate local tax relief as part of a broader policy. MACo and county governments hope the
Committee finds these comments helpful. Counties stand ready to work with state policymakers to
develop flexible and optional tools to create broad or targeted tax incentives, but resist state-mandated
changes that preclude local input.

Follow MACo’s advocacy efforts during the 2021 legislative session on MACo’s Legislative Tracking Database.