Tax Fairness

Rep. Porter Introduces Bill to Support Homecare Needs for Older Americans

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Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) introduced a bipartisan bill with Democratic Rep. John Larson (CT-1) and Republican Reps. Adrian Smith (NE-3) and Jackie Walorski (IN-2) to support older Americans living in their homes. This legislation would amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow tax-free distributions from health savings accounts (HSAs) to cover qualified home care services. “I’ve he...

Rep. Porter Leads Bipartisan Effort to Lower Orange County Taxes

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Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) led a bipartisan group of 24 colleagues demanding that Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy prioritize repeal of the State and Local Tax (SALT) deduction cap, which has caused many Orange County families to see their 2018 taxes go up. The SALT deduction cap, which was enacted as part of the Trump tax plan, limits the amount of state and local t...

Rep. Porter Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Permanently Lower Threshold for Medical Expense Tax Deduction

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Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) today introduced a bipartisan bill with Republican Congressman Kenny Marchant to permanently lower the threshold for deducting medical expenses from federal taxes to 7.5% of income. Without this legislation, Orange County families currently deducting medical expenses could see their taxes increase next Tax Day. “I hear it all the time from folks in my district—th...

Rep. Porter Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Make Childcare More Affordable

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Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) today introduced legislation to address the skyrocketing cost of childcare. Her bipartisan Family Savings for Kids and Seniors Act, which she introduced with Republican Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-3), would more than double the amount of money families can set aside pre-tax in Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) to help pay for preschool...