Lorton Letter: Following Wolf’s Example

Lorton Letter: Following Wolf’s Example

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor:

Many Fairfax County homeowners, like me, live in neighborhoods with community associations. We pay fees and assessments to the associations in addition to our county real estate taxes. I’m happy to do this, because the association ensures our community is maintained and property values are protected. It also provides services the county government doesn’t.

That’s why I was glad to see that Congresswoman Barbara Comstock cosponsored a bill, introduced by Democratic representatives, titled Helping Our Middle-Income Earners (HOME) Act. The HOME Act would allow homeowners earning up to $115,000 in annual income to deduct up to $5,000 in community association fees from their federal tax liability.

The legislation is a simple, but important step toward the greater goal of comprehensive tax reform.

This is part of Congresswoman Comstock’s common sense approach to improve life for all her Northern Virginia constituents. On many issues, she works with both Democrats and Republicans to address our local

concerns at the federal level. She’s been instrumental on legislation to prohibit human trafficking, increase transportation infrastructure investments, and improve Metro safety and accountability, among many others. In addition to her work in the Capital, she’s present all over the 10th District, meeting with constituents. She knows Fairfax County and will continue following the example of her predecessor, Frank Wolf, to use her office to make Fairfax a better place to live and work.

Robert Carlson