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Caregiving Tax Credit Bill Again up for consideration in MA Legislature
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The following is a letter from AARP Massachusetts sent to Governor Baker regarding voter options:
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AARP MA's State President's testimony before the Joint Committee on Healthcare Financing
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Mike Festa before the Joint Committee on Health Care Financing, July 13 2021
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AARP is urging passage of the bipartisan, bicameral Credit for Caring Act (S. 1670/H.R. 3321) introduced by Senators Ernst, Bennet, Capito, and Warren and Representative Sánchez that would provide a new, non-refundable federal tax credit of up to $5,000 to eligible family caregivers to help address the financial challenges of caring for older parents, spouses, and other loved ones while remaining in the workforce. The vast majority of individuals 50-plus (92
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New COVID signup system designed to make vaccine signups easier
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This year, AARP Massachusetts is focused on four major legislative priorities: a caregiver tax credit to cover expenses a taxpayer incurs for the care and support of a qualifying family member; nursing home reform; growing home- and community-based services; and expanding the Massachusetts Defined Contribution CORE Plan, a retirement plan designed for the state’s nonprofits. 
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Offers Testimony Before the Joint Committee on COVID-19 & Emergency Preparedness & Management
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