Everyone’s taxes are different and that is what makes this issue very complicated. It is impossible to say for sure how the proposed changes to the tax code will affect each individual Flight Attendant and family. What we do know is that the vast majority of the tax benefits in this plan go to millionaires, billionaires and corporations. This would be the most dramatic cut to corporate taxes in modern history, which will require cuts to social programs and the elimination of tax provisions popular with the middle class. Deductions that many Flight Attendants are used to taking are scaled back or thrown out entirely, like the deduction of state and local taxes, mortgage interest, student loans, children, and out-of-pocket expenses.
Despite the promise of lower corporate taxes, APFA has no indication that any of American Airlines’ massive savings will be passed on to employees. History tells us that promises of “trickle down” never really make it to working men and women.
Contact your member of Congress today and tell them to vote NO on the tax reform bill!
APFA Interim National Government Affairs Representative