Klarides-Ditria proposes rolling back tax on Social Security

HARTFORD — State Rep. Nicole Klarides-Ditria, R-105th District, has introduced legislation to exempt Social Security benefits from the state income tax.

“Social Security benefits are a safety net for retirees, and they rely heavily on this income to help pay their bills,” said Klarides-Ditria in a press release. “Taxing this income is another unnecessary burden placed on Connecticut residents and is a primary reason why retirees are leaving our state.”

Under current law, those receiving Social Security benefits who make more than $50,000 if single and $60,000 if married are taxed for 25 percent of their total receipts. The proposed bill, H.B. 5512, is awaiting action by the Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committee.

Klarides-Ditria also co-sponsored legislation to make it a hate crime to assault first responders. The bill, H.B. 5297, was introduced by state Rep. J.P. Sredzinski, R-112th District.