(photo) Linares: Help CT Seniors by Getting Rid of Tax On S.S. Benefits

February 23, 2016

Sen. Art Linares is co-sponsoring a bill at the State Capitol which would completely eliminate the personal income tax on Social Security benefits.

Linares said the measure would provide tax relief to seniors across Connecticut.

“I think this is a proposal that Democrats and Republicans can find common ground on,” Linares said. “I urge seniors and residents of all ages to contact their legislators and urge them to pass this common sense tax relief.”

Linares said a public hearing will be held on the proposal on Friday, Feb. 26. He said those wishing to submit testimony in favor of the bill can do the following:

· Email testimony to: [email protected] .

· In the email’s subject line, put House Bill 5062 .

· Testimony can be as brief as you like, but should include your name and town.

Taxpayers should feel free to copy Linares on the testimony at [email protected] .

Those who wish to testify in person may attend the hearing on Friday, Feb. 26 at 10:30 A.M. in Room 2E of the Legislative Office Building in Hartford. For detailed information on testifying in person, or submitting written testimony, visit www.cga.ct.gov and review ‘Citizen’s Guide/Guide to Testifying’.

Questions may be directed to Linares at 800-842-1421.

House Bill 5062 can be viewed at https://www.cga.ct.gov/2016/TOB/h/2016HB-05062-R00-HB.htm .

Linares represents Chester, Clinton, Colchester, Deep River, East Haddam, East Hampton, Essex, Haddam, Lyme, Old Saybrook, Portland, and Westbrook.