Miller Introduces Bill to End Social Security Tax
TJ Leverentz | Mar 4, 2020 AT 1:01 pm
(KWNO) Sen. Jeremy Miller (R-Winona) introduced a bill on Monday that would eliminate a state tax on Social Security.
“One of the tax-related issues I hear about most from constituents is Social Security taxes,” said Senator Miller. “I get asked about it at the grocery store, events around the district, and I get phone calls and emails about it on a regular basis. And with good reason: Minnesota is one of the last remaining states to levying a tax on Social Security income. It’s time to catch up to the rest of the country and give our senior citizens this well-earned relief. We have made good progress since 2017, but I would like to see Social Security income fully exempt from state income taxes here in Minnesota.”
Senate Republicans say Minnesota is one of 13 states that tax social security benefits. A recent report ranked Minnesota as the 5th least tax-friendly state for retirees.
Miller said he’s hopeful the bill passes the DFL-controlled house.