NAPO Supports the “Don’t Tax Our Fallen Public Safety Heroes Act”

On November 26, 2014, NAPO sent the attached letter of support for Congressman Erik Paulsen’s (R-MN) “Don’t Tax Our Fallen Public Safety Heroes Act,” a companion bill to Senate legislation, which was also endorsed by NAPO.  The Senate bill passed the Senate without opposition on September 18, 2014.

This legislation clarifies that both federal and state death benefits for the survivors of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty should be treated the same and not be subjected to federal income tax. Survivor benefits for federal law enforcement officers are currently not subject to federal income tax, but there is some ambiguity about the treatment of these benefits for similar state-based programs.                                     

NAPO looks forward to working with Congressman Paulsen to pass this important legislation.  If you have any questions about this bill, please contact Melissa Nee at:  


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