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RELEASE: Rep. Jess Hanson Applauds Passage of House Tax Bill Including Social Security Tax Exemption

Friday, April 28, 2023

SAINT PAUL, Minn. - Yesterday, the Minnesota House passed the 2023 House tax bill. Rep. Jess Hanson (DFL - Burnsville) authored the Social Security state income tax exemption provision and voted for the bill. This proposal fully exempts Social Security state income tax for those earning less than $100,000 annually (married/joint) or $78,000 (single/head of household). Under this framework, 76% of seniors won’t pay anything on social security income.

Minnesotans believe we should help our neighbors who are struggling to get by,” said Rep. Hanson. The 2023 House tax bill is targeted towards Minnesotans who need the most help. That’s why we have eliminated the Social Security tax for the majority of seniors. I know what it’s like to live paycheck to paycheck, and ensuring our seniors and other Minnesotans on fixed incomes are not ‘just making it’ but can thrive in this economy is of the utmost importance for me.”

Other provisions within the 2023 Tax Bill include direct $275 rebates for Minnesotans (up to $150,000 for married/joint; $75,000 for all others) with an additional $275 for each dependent (up to three), a new Child and Working Family Tax Credit, an expanded K-12 Education Credit, an expanded, refundable Student Loan Credit, and new funding for the Workforce and Affordable Homeownership Loans, to name a few. 

The Senate’s Tax Bill is moving through its processes. Video of the floor session will be available on House Public Information Services’ YouTube Channel.