Senator Tony Luetkemeyer Advances Tax Relief for Seniors

Thursday, March 30, 2023


Senator Tony Luetkemeyer Advances Tax Relief for Seniors                     

JEFFERSON CITY — Two measures to provide tax relief for Missouri seniors sponsored by State Sen. Tony Luetkemeyer, R-Parkville, passed the Senate and moved to the House of Representatives. One provision exempts Social Security benefits from state income taxes. The other freezes property taxes on a senior’s primary residence. Originally introduced as Senate Bill 190, the two measures were amended onto another bill that passed out of the Senate this week.

Senator Tony Luetkemeyer has advanced legislation to provide tax relief for seniors.

“With runaway inflation, our seniors are struggling,” Sen. Luetkemeyer says. “This legislation will provide needed relief for seniors who often have to make ends meet on a fixed income. Providing more predictability to property taxes and eliminating the tax on Social Security benefits will go a long way to ensure seniors can continue to maintain their standard of living during retirement.”

Senator Luetkemeyer’s legislation provides a tax credit on the primary residence of Missouri seniors that effectively freezes their property taxes at age 65. Also approved was a provision eliminating state income taxes on Social Security benefits. Missouri is one of only 11 states that currently taxes Social Security.

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