Originally Posted by Gumby
Not indexing for inflation is a way for Congress to raise taxes without provoking blowback from taxpayers. It works the same with the social security taxation threshold. No harm in asking, but I think you/we ultimately will be unsuccessful.
In my state, our taxes are based on the federal AGI. The state tax then adjusts the AGI to remove any automatic indexing in the fed tax, such as the year to year change in the standard deduction.
So, yeah, automatic tax increase each year.