Echoing Mr. Kerman's thanks I really appreciate the comparision chart that the Arizona Star provided re the proposed tax changes. The chart prompted me to review my own 2016 taxes and those of my 93 year old mom.

We both itemize and take deductions for medical, property, and state and local tax taxes. In both our cases the lost of these deductions reduced our itemizable deductions to less than the new standard deductions for single and married. Coupled with the lost of the exemption credit our taxable incomes increase substantially. Since my mom rate of taxation was increased to 12% bracket her federal income tax more the double. My family suffered a similar increase.

I suggest you try the new tax scheme out for yourself. If your not happy please let your elected representives know. I have.

Joseph Wiger

Southwest side

Disclaimer: As submitted to the Arizona Daily Star.

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