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Missouri Law Allows Tax Exemption For Stillbirths

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Missouri Law Allows Tax Exemption For Stillbirths

Jefferson City, MO  (KTRS)  Missouri will soon be offering a tax exemption for stillbirths. Governor Jay Nixon signed legislation allowing parents with a certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth to exempt $1,200 from their income taxes, starting this year. Arizona appears to be the only other state with a similar policy. Republican Senator Ed Emery […]

Missouri Law Allows Tax Exemption For Stillbirths

Jefferson City, MO  (KTRS)  Missouri will soon be offering a tax exemption for stillbirths.

Governor Jay Nixon signed legislation allowing parents with a certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth to exempt $1,200 from their income taxes, starting this year.

Arizona appears to be the only other state with a similar policy.

Republican Senator Ed Emery of Lamar offered the proposal. He says his wife miscarried three times. Emery says families have medical expenses even if a pregnant woman does not deliver a live baby.

The bill received overwhelming support in Missouri’s Republican-led Legislature, but some Democrats raised concerns that it could fuel broader definitions of personhood, which some say could restrict access to abortions.

The law takes effect August 28th.

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