State Rep. Adam Niemerg Pens Letter Asking Gov. Pritzker to Help With Effort to Increase Estate Tax Exemption

State Rep. Adam Niemerg Pens Letter Asking Gov. Pritzker to Help With Effort to Increase Estate Tax Exemption (Springfield, IL) — State Representative Adam Niemerg (R-Dieterich) has sent a letter asking Governor JB to assist with the effort to increase the estate tax exemption enabling farmers
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State Rep. Adam Niemerg Pens Letter Asking Gov. Pritzker to Help With Effort to Increase Estate Tax Exemption (Springfield, IL) — State Representative Adam Niemerg (R-Dieterich) has sent a letter asking Governor JB to assist with the effort to increase the estate tax exemption enabling farmers to pass their family farms to their heirs.

Niemerg has introduced legislation (HB 5230) to double the estate tax exemption from $4 million to $8 million, but the bill was never even assigned to a legislative committee for a hearing.

“We need to protect our family farms,” Niemerg said. “My preference would be to eliminate the estate tax altogether but if the political will does not exist to eliminate the tax, let’s at least raise the exemption to ensure families are able to pass their farms to their heirs. It is time for Democrats and Republicans to come together to protect our farmers.”

Niemerg noted Governor Pritzker has already expressed support for raising the exemption. At a recent forum sponsored by the Illinois Farm Bureau, the Governor stated, “I think it’s totally reasonable for us to have a conversation, especially in light of inflation, about lifting the cap on that so that the exemption is higher than where it is today. It is important that we maintain family farms in our state. This is part of the legacy and history and important future of our state.”

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Niemerg has sent a letter to Governor Pritzker asking for his assistance in getting House Bill 5230 signed into law.

“The Governor seems to support increasing the expansion and legislation already has been introduced to accomplish this goal,” Niemerg said. “Let’s work together in a bipartisan way to get this done for our family farmers.”

A copy of the letter Niemerg sent to the Governor is below. Niemerg represents the 109th District is a member of the Illinois Freedom Caucus.

Adam Niemerg Letter

State Rep. Adam Niemerg Pens Letter Asking Gov. Pritzker to Help With Effort to Increase Estate Tax Exemption

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