The House Republican Omnibus Tax bill provides $2 billion in tax relief to middle-class families, college students, aging adults, veterans, farmers and job creators & innovators The most significant part of this package – a new Minnesota personal or dependent tax exemption – could save a middle-class family of four more than $500 over the next two years. A family of four with a pre-kindergartener could receive up to $1,500 in tax savings each year from deductions on pre K-12 expenses. • • • • • • • • $538.6 million to give Minnesotans relief through a NEW state version of the personal or dependent exemption on tax returns equal to 25 percent of the federal exemption. $50 million to give MNsure enrollees relief if they are paying more through the state exchange than they were under their previous health insurance provider. $47 million to give families with children in grades K-12 additional savings by increasing the education deduction. $35 million to give families with children additional savings by expanding the dependent care tax credit. $20.5 million to give consumers relief by repealing the 2013 Democrat tax on digital products (including digital music, books, movies, ring tones, video gaming, etc.). $20.3 million to give families with pre-kindergarteners relief by expanding the education deduction to include pre-kindergarten expenses. $1.9 million to give Minnesotans additional savings if they utilize a fitness facility. Helps K-12 teachers complete a master’s degree program in the content area directly related to their licensure by giving them a $2,500 tax credit. A college or technical school student could receive up to $3,500 in student loan debt relief each year from a tax credit for student loan payments. • • • $130.6 million to give college, technical and trade school students relief through a NEW tax credit for principal and interest loan payments on student loans. $40 million to help families saving for higher education costs by providing a tax credit and allowing them to deduct contributions to the Minnesota Colleges Savings Plan. $680,000 to give students relief from sales tax on educational supplies (including textbooks, art supplies, tools used in courses for trade and career courses etc.). A veteran with 20 years of service could receive up to $1,970 in relief each year from exempting military retirement pay. • • • • $236.7 million to give relief to aging adults living on fixed income by phasing-out the tax on social security. $51.6 million to give relief to veterans by no longer subjecting military pay and pensions to income tax. $9.5 million to help Minnesotans saving for long-term care costs by providing an increased tax credit for acquiring long-term care insurance. $250,000 to help Minnesotans saving for long-term care costs by establishing a NEW longterm care tax-exempt savings plan. 240,000 farmers could receive property tax relief to reduce their disproportionate share of school district debt service. • • • • • • • • • $60.5 million to give family farms and other Minnesotans relief by conforming the Minnesota estate tax to the federal estate tax exclusion amount. $49.4 million to give farmers relief by reducing their disproportionate share of school district debt service by providing a property tax credit. $500,000 to exempt propane storage tanks larger than 100 gallons and their accompanying equipment from sales tax. $453.3 million to lower prices for consumers and increase wages for employees by modifying and phasing-out the statewide general property tax. $101.9 million to encourage innovation through changes to Minnesota’s research and development (R&D) credits, targeting start-ups and entrepreneurs. Grows jobs in mining, timber, manufacturing and high tech industries by encouraging investments in those specifically determined areas through a New Markets Tax Credit. $15 million to grow biotech and tech jobs by creating a system to trade unused tax credits held by biotech and tech companies with fewer than 250 people. $6 million to encourage growth in start-up tech endeavors by increasing the amount available under the Minnesota Angel Investment tax credit. $2 million to help Minnesota’s border communities by working toward restoring competitiveness with neighboring states by giving tax reductions to border city enterprises.
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