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Maloney Introduces Bill to Support Health Care and Essential Workers, Heroes Fighting on the Frontlines of the Coronavirus Pandemic

May 6, 2020
Press Release

Maloney Introduces Bill to Support Health Care and Essential Workers, Heroes Fighting on the Frontlines of the Coronavirus Pandemic

Newburgh, NY - Today, on National Nurses Day, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) introduced the Frontline Heroes Appreciation Act, which will provide New York’s health care professionals and essential workers who are working on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic with federal income tax relief.

“Hudson Valley’s health care professionals and essential workers are fighting this pandemic every hour of every day,” said Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney. “This bill will give the federal government the opportunity to thank our heroes for their courage and dedication during these unprecedented times by creating a tax credit and exemption for those on the frontlines. It’s one more way for us to honor those who are saving lives and putting their own on the line.”

The Frontline Heroes Appreciation Act has two provisions providing federal income tax relief to qualifying frontline workers:

  • Healthcare Worker Tax Credit: The bill allows qualifying health care workers a tax credit of $7,500. Under the bill, the health care worker must make less than $100,000 per year, or $200,000 in the case of a joint return.
  • Essential Employee Income Tax Exemption: This provision allows a tax exemption on income less than $100,000 earned during the declared COVID-19 national emergency for all essential employees. 

Text of the bill can be found here.

More information about how to prevent, contain and treat the spread of the coronavirus can be found on Rep. Maloney’s website: seanmaloney.house.gov/coronavirus-emergency-response. Constituents can also sign up for email updates on the coronavirus and upcoming town halls by visiting http://seanmaloney.house.gov/contact.

New York State’s coronavirus hotline is: 1-888-364-3065. More information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention can be found by visiting www.coronavirus.gov.

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