U.S. Government Affairs

Fire Victims Tax Relief Bill Moves Forward

  • 1.  Fire Victims Tax Relief Bill Moves Forward

    Posted 05-17-2024 11:08

    Washington – Yesterday, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-04) and Rep. Greg Steube (FL-17) led a bipartisan group of 218 Members of Congress to successfully advance a discharge petition which will force House Speaker Mike Johnson to bring the Federal Disaster Tax Relief Act (H.R. 5863) to the House floor for a vote. The bill would exempt thousands of qualified wildfire victims in California, including PG&E fire victims, from having to pay federal income tax on their settlement money or pay tax on attorney fees that are included in the settlement. This relief would also apply retroactively to qualified victims. 

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    Mary Jo Flynn-Nevins
    Chair, Government Affairs Committee
    Chief of Emergency Services
    Sacramento County OES, McClellan CA
    (916) 874-4671