In an effort to better support caregivers in the state, the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee today advanced legislation which would provide a tax credit for expenses associated with caring for a senior family member.
The bill would provide a gross income tax credit of up to $675 annually to “qualified caregivers who incur expenses for the care and support of a family member who lives in their home.”
Residents earning more than $100,000 annually, $50,000 if filing an individual return, would not be eligible.
The bill defines a qualifying senior family member as an individual who is 60 years of age or older and a relative of the qualified caregiver, resides with the qualified caregiver at the caregiver’s permanent place of abode in this State for at least six months of the taxable year, and has gross income of less than $20,000.
The credit would be refundable.
The bill was released from committee by a vote of 8-0.
The state should offer better incentives than that so they won’t have to pay for Medicaid for them which costs the state untold amounts of money
This is a joke.
If they really care about senior citizens, they would offer seriously more than that.
And it would not be a tax credit, it would be a monthly check.
These liberals wanna push granny off a cliff
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