December 11, 2018

Catering to religious right

This article was published November 10, 2017 at 4:00 a.m.

Dear editor: The GOP tax plan is receiving a great deal of notice in the media, but the focus has been chiefly on the new tax rates and increasing the standard deduction. The upside of those factors would suggest that many Arkansans would benefit because the majority do not file a long form 1040. Those who do file long form, of course, would take hits with no deduction for medical expenses, which often are very great, and no deduction for state and local income taxes.

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