Reduce the Social Security Tax Burden in 2017


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Dear [Decision Maker],

Social Security provides a basic foundation of income security for retirees and their families. In Minnesota, approximately 24% of Social Security recipients rely on Social Security for 90% or more of their income.

Yet, too many low to middles income retirees are paying taxes on their Social Security benefits. Minnesota currently taxes Social Security benefits to the maximum amount allowable by federal law. Beneficiaries with incomes of $25,000 or higher are taxes. However, that tax exemption has not been raised in more than 30 years.

Please support reducing the tax burden for Minnesota's Social Security beneficiaries. There is bipartisan support on this issue but a compromise is needed. Adjusting the tax exemption levels for inflation would raise existing thresholds, providing relief for lower and middle income retirees in Minnesota. This is a compromise everyone can support.

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