Community Property and the Income Tax
Action to eliminate federal income-tax discrimination between residents of community property states and residents of non-community property states is virtually certain to be taken by Congress at its next regular session. A move was made at the last session to remove the discrimination by extending to married persons in other states the tax advantages now enjoyed by couples in community property states. Although efforts to amend the Republican tax-reduction bill to that end were unsuccessful, the majority leadership agreed to include an equalization provision in the general tax revision planned for 1948. A majority of Democrats in Congress support the reform, and the administration has indicated, through Secretary of the Treasury Snyder, that it considers some kind of equalization ...