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Norris urges Minnesota House to address tax on Social Security

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – This week, Rep. Matt Norris (DFL-Blaine) continued to advocate for eliminating the tax on social security benefits in Minnesota. The Minnesota House of Representatives Taxes Committee heard two bills related to the tax on social security income. The first bill, House File 300, fully eliminates the state tax on Social Security income. The second bill, House File 1040, exempts 80% of seniors who receive Social Security benefits from paying state taxes on their benefits. Rep. Matt Norris released the following statement:

“Having worked with seniors I understand just how tight many of their budgets are with the many expenses they face. Providing meaningful tax cuts for our seniors is an important goal of mine, one I know is shared by my constituents,” said Rep. Norris. “I will use my role as the Vice Chair of the Taxes Committee to advocate for a solution that works for our seniors and our state as a whole by the time we adjourn in May.”

Both bills were laid over for possible inclusion in a future omnibus tax bill. Video of the testimony and discussion will be uploaded on the House Information Youtube page.