Legislation introduced last month would allow workers to deduct common employment expenses such as travel and uniform costs, restoring a deduction eliminated from the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
Congressmen Brendan F. Boyle (D-PA) and Donald Norcross (D-NJ) today introduced bipartisan legislation. to make the tax code fairer for workers by easing their tax burden.
The bipartisan Tax Fairness for Workers Act (HR 4963) was introduced by Congressmen Brendan F. Boyle (D-PA2) and Donald Norcross (D-NJ).
“Labor union members are the backbone of our economy. In addition to annual dues, labor union members often incur significant costs related to their work”, said Boyle.
“These extraneous costs present a challenge to many hardworking individuals who rely on these deductions to offset expenses and pay household bills. This legislation will reintroduce those deductions that were taken away several years ago and will ease some of the tax burden pressure currently faced by many middle-class families.”
“As an electrician, I invested in myself by purchasing tools and supplies to provide for my family and advance my career just like millions of Americans do. When workers invest in themselves through union dues or purchasing equipment, they should enjoy the same tax breaks and write offs as employers and businesses do,” said Norcross.
“As inflation and rising interest rates continue to hamper our economic recovery, this bill would put money back in the pockets of working Americans and restore fairness in our tax system,” said AFGE President Everett Kelley.
“The American Federation of Government Employees is proud to support the Tax Fairness for Workers Act and we urge Congress to pass it without delay.”