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House unanimously passes tax credit bill

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The North Dakota House has unanimously approved a state income tax credit, for the next two years.

It would be $350 per year. The original bill was $500 per year, whcih was what Gov. Doug Burgum had proposed.

House Tax Committee chair Rep. Craig Headland (R-Montpelier) said this is not permanent tax relief. But he told the House that there will be efforts in the 2023 regular Legislative Session to find something more permanent.

"This bill is not perfect," Headland said. "But I would certainly ask everybody to support it, knowing we do plan, and fully intend, on permanent tax relief in the future."

House Majority Leader Chet Pollert (R-Carrington) has said he supports a permanent income tax cut. Senate Majority Leader Rich Wardner (R-Dickinson) has a proposal for reducing property taxes. In his floor remarks, Headland said he hopes the 2023 Session will look at both tax types.

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