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Chart of county averages shows depth of potential harm

Washington—Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today released the following statement after the House passed its budget that would end the state and local tax deduction, hurting millions of families throughout California and the nation:

“Over the last week, the House and Senate passed a budget resolution that not only would balloon the deficit by $1.5 trillion in order to cut taxes for the rich, but it would do so in part by ending a vital tax deduction for millions of families that allows them to deduct state and local taxes.

“This terrible proposal would be disastrous for American families. In California, 6 million families claim the state and local tax deduction. California families on average deduct $18,438. And nationwide almost one-third of all families claim this deduction. Ending it would be devastating.

“This action is bad enough on its face, but to raise taxes on families in order to drastically cut taxes for the richest Americans is unconscionable.

“Now that the Senate and House have each passed a budget resolution, the next step is debating an actual tax reform bill. I will do all I can to defeat it.  I also encourage all of my colleagues to defeat any tax reform bill that will deal a huge blow to the finances of millions of American families.”

Below are the average deductions claimed by California families by county in 2015, as compiled by the National Association of Counties: 

County

Families claiming deduction

Average SALT Deduction

Alameda County

300,050

$19,074

Alpine County

160

$9,275

Amador County

5,800

$8,910

Butte County

25,630

$10,209

Calaveras County

7,710

$9,731

Colusa County

2,090

$15,619

Contra Costa County

241,570

$20,369

Del Norte County

2,300

$8,087

El Dorado County

38,330

$14,454

Fresno County

97,500

$11,291

Glenn County

2,420

$11,309

Humboldt County

14,330

$9,299

Imperial County

12,870

$9,100

Inyo County

2,250

$9,941

Kern County

94,540

$10,582

Kings County

12,480

$9,213

Lake County

6,570

$7,898

Lassen County

2,740

$7,378

Los Angeles County

1,496,270

$18,649

Madera County

14,620

$9,216

Marin County

67,470

$38,183

Mariposa County

2,060

$8,025

Mendocino County

9,910

$10,536

Merced County

20,990

$9,543

Modoc County

690

$8,172

Mono County

1,780

$12,325

Monterey County

53,230

$15,252

Napa County

25,060

$21,413

Nevada County

19,330

$12,332

Orange County

561,870

$19,774

Placer County

82,500

$15,150

Plumas County

2,580

$8,005

Riverside County

337,820

$10,153

Sacramento County

218,760

$10,865

San Benito County

9,440

$12,646

San Bernardino County

276,270

$9,296

San Diego County

526,160

$16,545

San Francisco City & County

188,550

$35,019

San Joaquin County

89,730

$10,603

San Luis Obispo County

49,090

$13,194

San Mateo County

169,130

$39,284

Santa Barbara County

62,720

$19,903

Santa Clara County

394,970

$32,181

Santa Cruz County

46,650

$18,297

Shasta County

22,160

$9,201

Sierra County

340

$7,697

Siskiyou County

4,380

$7,738

Solano County

75,090

$10,325

Sonoma County

90,450

$15,430

Stanislaus County

61,520

$10,366

Sutter County

11,130

$9,949

Tehama County

5,720

$8,342

Trinity County

1,160

$7,539

Tulare County

40,130

$9,594

Tuolumne County

7,840

$8,951

Ventura County

150,970

$15,836

Yolo County

29,900

$13,676

Yuba County

7,440

$7,442

 

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