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Senior Citizens Tax Elimination Act H.R. 3894

Today, AMAC is proud to support legislation recently introduced by Congressman Thomas Massie (R-KY).  H.R. 3894, the “Senior Citizens Tax Elimination Act,” rightly eliminates income taxes on Social Security benefits.  Given that mature Americans and seniors have already paid tax on their Social Security contributions, it is irresponsible for the Federal government to double-tax the benefit in order to generate more revenue.  Under H.R. 3894, Social Security benefits would be neither taxable nor reportable on individual tax returns, enabling beneficiaries to retain more money for retirement while restoring the integrity of the program.  As the fastest-growing conservative seniors organization in the country, AMAC believes this significant piece of legislation is the first necessary and responsible step toward sensible Social Security reform – an issue that remains one of AMAC’s top advocacy priorities in Washington, D.C.  AMAC is pleased to partner with Rep. Massie to promote the “Senior Citizens Tax Elimination Act” and to bring attention to the need for meaningful Social Security reform.

Print Letter of Support                                                H.R. 3894

 

January 22nd, 2014

The Honorable Thomas Massie
4th District, Kentucky
U.S. House of Representatives
314 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Dear Representative Massie,

On behalf of the more than 1.1 million members of AMAC, the Association of Mature American Citizens, I am writing to extend our support for H.R. 3894, the “Senior Citizens Tax Elimination Act.” This important bill rightly eliminates the income tax levied on Social Security benefits in an effort to stop excessive taxation on this critical benefit.

Specifically, H.R. 3894 amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the inclusion in gross income of Social Security benefits. It is important to note that Social Security benefits are already funded by taxes in the first place. To tax this benefit again, in order to generate more revenue for the Federal government, is nonsensical and reduces the Social Security benefit seniors ultimately receive. Under H.R. 3894, Social Security benefits would neither be taxable nor reportable on individual tax returns, thus restoring the integrity and purpose of a program that exists to provide a pension in exchange for a lifetime of payroll tax payments.

As the fastest-growing conservative seniors organization in the country, AMAC has made the issue of Social Security reform a top priority. AMAC believes H.R. 3894 is the first necessary and responsible step toward reform because it prevents this benefit from being overly taxed and helps mature Americans save more money for retirement. Thanks to your concern and attention for this significant issue and your commitment to practical Social Security reform, AMAC is pleased to support H.R. 3894, the “Senior Citizens Tax Elimination Act.”

Sincerely,
Dan Weber
President and Founder of AMAC

Print Letter of Support                                                H.R. 3894

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Roy Patch
7 years ago

Lets all get together and write are reps and get this bill passed into law!!!

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