Moolenaar Co-Sponsors HEROES Act
Congressman John Moolenaar has co-sponsored the HEROES Act, a bill which will give a four-month federal tax holiday to health care professionals in counties that have had cases of the Coronavirus.
“This legislation is just one of the many ways we can support the health care professionals who have done incredible work to serve others and save lives during this pandemic,” said Congressman John Moolenaar. “This legislation recognizes their sacrifices for public safety and helps their families."
The legislation was introduced last week by Congressman Bill Huizenga (R-MI). According to his office, it would apply to “law enforcement officers, corrections officers, firefighters, EMTs, paramedics, pharmacists, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, hospital and licensed medical facility support staff, and senior care facility staff.” These individuals would pay no income tax on the wages they earn between February 15, 2020 and June 15, 2020. The Treasury Secretary would also have the option to extend the tax holiday an additional three months, through September 15, 2020.
The legislation has been referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.