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Indian-American Congressman offers help to countrymen in tax filing

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

Indian-American Congressman has offered to help the residents of California's County who might be having issues with filing of taxes after the introduction of new federal law.

Bera, the US for California's 7th Congressional District, has been representing the County since 2013. He announced on his handle that his office was eager to help in whichever way it can.

The new law has new deduction cap on state and local taxes, which the at USD 10,000. Before 2018, taxpayers were allowed to deduct their total combined state and local taxes from their federal taxes, softening the blow of high property and income taxes in states like and

The impact is keenly felt by middle-class homeowners who live in towns with high property taxes.

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"This season, I know many families are sitting around their kitchen tables and are trying to figure out how to make ends meet. And this year, the new may make this even more challenging. My office is here to help you however we can," according to a statement on his website.

The new might make it more challenging for many families to figure out tax filings this year, Bera said.

His office has also been educating the people about the taxpayers' rights. Everyone that disagrees with an decision is entitled to appeal the decision before an independent board.

According to Bera's office, even though the tax filing day is April 15, the (IRS) does provide a few ways in which one can apply for an extension.

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First Published: Mon, April 15 2019. 18:45 IST