Support Frontline Workers by Adding a Temporary Tax Bracket Affecting High Earners

Last updated: May 23, 2021

Details about this bill
Category: Taxation
Status: Defeated
Sponsor: Representative Ryan Fecteau, House 11
Session: 130
Bill #: LD 1677




Speaker Fecteau of Biddeford would require the Department of Labor to create the Frontline Worker Support Program to provide grants to frontline workers, who are those workers who conduct an operation, service or function that is essential to ensuring the continuity of critical functions, including, without limitation, health care workers, firefighters, law enforcement officers, corrections officers, food and agricultural workers, United States Postal Service workers, manufacturing workers, grocery store workers, public transit workers and persons who work in the educational sector, such as teachers, support staff or child care workers. The grants, disbursed by the Treasurer of State based on the eligibility criteria developed by the Department of Labor, are funded by a temporary, 2-year surcharge of 3% on annual Maine adjusted gross income in excess of $200,000 for single filers, $350,000 for heads of households and $500,000 for joint filers.