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Missouri tax rebates

Date: February 27, 2008
By: Jessica Miller
State Capitol Bureau
Links: HB 2178

Intro: A bill in the Missouri House of Representatives would exempt residents from paying state income taxes on federal rebate checks.

Reporting from the State Capitol, Jessica Miller has more.

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The federal rebate was recently signed by President Bush to help boost the economy.

Similar legislation was heard in 2001 preventing federal rebate checks from increasing residents state income tax, but it did not pass. 

Co-sponsor of the bill and Democratic Representative Jason Grill says he is hopeful this time will be different.

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Description: Hopefully this time around with the economy like it is, we'll be able to get that passed on a bi-partisan basis and I hope that the majority party will work with Representative Holsman and myself to get that done.


If passed, Missouri would join the majority of the rest of the nation that do not place state income taxes on Federal rebates.

The bill has yet to be assigned to a committee for further movement.

From Jefferson City, Jessica Miller, KMOX News.

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Intro: A bill in the Missouri House of Representatives would get rid of state income taxes imposed on federal tax rebates.

Jessica Miller has more from Jefferson City.

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Missouri residents might be surprised to know that after they get a federal tax rebate this season, they must give some back to the state.

Democratic Representative and co-sponsor of the bill Jason Grill says the tax exemption is an issue the entire state can rally around.  

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Description: I think it's a Missouri issue we all can support, we all want to see our taxes be fair and lowered, and I think that imposing this on these rebate checks is unfair and it shouldn't happen.


Missouri is one of few states that place income taxes on federal rebates. 

The legislation has had no further movement, and is yet to be determined.

Reporting from the State Capitol Jessica Miller, KMOX News.

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Intro: Some Missouri House Democrats want to exempt residents from paying taxes on the recent federal rebate.

Jessica Miller has more from the State Capitol.

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Supporters of the rebate, recently signed by President Bush, say the checks will boost the economy by putting money back into the hands of American workers.  

Democratic Representative and co-sponsor of the bill Jason Grill says the issue surpasses party lines, and it's time for change.

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Description: I know most of my district is very supportive. I've received numerous e-mails saying they want this to get passed so they will not get taxed on these rebate checks.


Grill says the bill would help Missouri families by allowing them to receive all of the money. 

The bill has had no further movement and is yet to be determined.

Reporting from Jefferson City, Jessica Miller, KMOX News.