NAR concerned about tax hikes in Biden’s jobs plan

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By REALTOR® Magazine Staff

President Joe Biden addressed a joint session of Congress for the first time Wednesday night to outline his American Families Plan, the second half of an ambitious infrastructure agenda focused on social programs that Biden would pay for with a host of tax increases.

NAR President Charlie Oppler sent a letter to the White House on Thursday outlining concerns with several tax provisions in the proposal and how they could affect the broader economy and access to affordable housing. Oppler pledged to work closely with the administration in the coming months, while NAR’s advocacy team is cautioning the road to passage is a long one.

“This is an opening bid by the administration. What could become law months from now will likely be very different,” said Shannon McGahn, NAR’s chief advocacy officer. “We will be actively engaged with lawmakers of both parties as this bill works its way through the legislative process, as we were with all of the major COVID-19 relief bills.

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