Lawmaker pushes for R.I. income tax exemption on unemployment benefits

R.I. HOUSE DEPUTY Speaker Charlene Lima plans to submit legislation that would extend the federal tax break on the first $10,200 of unemployment benefits to Rhode Island income taxes. / PBN FILE PHOTO/NICOLE DOTZENROD
PROVIDENCE – One Rhode Island lawmaker is proposing to extend the federal tax break on the first $10,200 of unemployment benefits to Rhode Island income taxes. House Deputy Speaker Charlene Lima, D-Cranston, is slated to officially file on Tuesday her bill exempting eligible residents from paying 2020 state income taxes on up to $10,200 of…

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