Tax law limit on deductions looms large in some House races

CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — Democrats in three key states are focusing on the new tax law passed by Republicans and its potential to hurt certain voters as they attempt to regain the majority in the U.S. House.

California, New Jersey and New York combined have about a dozen competitive House seats. That’s roughly half the number Democrats need in November to retake the chamber and are in places where voters are upset about the law’s new limits on state and local tax deductions.

Taxpayers with incomes between $100,000 and $200,000 and high local deductions are among the most likely to have their tax obligations rise under the GOP law. Nearly two-thirds of the ZIP codes where they were concentrated are in the three high-tax states.

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