Senator Tony Luetkemeyer Sponsors Legislation to Benefit Taxpayers

Thursday, January 5, 2023

 Senator Tony Luetkemeyer Sponsors Legislation to Benefit Taxpayers  


JEFFERSON CITY — State Sen. Tony Luetkemeyer, R-Parkville, filed a measure to exempt Social Security benefits from Missouri’s income tax.

Senator Tony Luetkemeyer has filed legislation to exempt Social Security benefits from Missouri's income tax.

“Protecting seniors has been one of my priorities since I’ve been in the Senate, and this will continue as I begin my second term,” Sen. Luetkemeyer said. “Missouri’s seniors, many of whom are on fixed incomes, should not have their social security benefits taxed. My legislation keeps seniors from having to hand over more money to government.”

Currently, Missouri is one of only 11 states that tax Social Security benefits, according to the Missouri Department of Revenue. Senator Luetkemeyer’s legislation would eliminate filing status or adjusted gross income limitations and allow all Missourians to deduct 100% of their Social Security benefits, beginning in 2024.

“We have seen how tax cuts can benefit not only those who see a decrease in the burden of paying them, but for all of Missouri,” Sen. Luetkemeyer said. “I want to build on this thinking and give our senior citizens, and others in our state, the chance to keep more of their own money.”

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