GROCER Act would aid food supply employees

April 23, 2020
In The News

U.S. Reps. Glenn Thompson, R-Howard Township, and Dwight Evans, D-Philadelphia, have introduced what they call the Giving Retailers and Our Convenience Employees Relief Act, or GROCER Act, which would establish a federal tax holiday for grocery and convenience store employees making less than $75,000 a year.

The tax holiday would run through June 15 and provide the Treasury Department with discretion to extend that benefit for another three months.

“The GROCER Act is a simple way of saying ‘thank you’ to the men and women who put themselves on the front lines, sanitizing, stocking and serving communities by putting a little more of their hard-earned money back in their paychecks,” said Thompson, who represents Indiana County.

“This bipartisan four-month income-tax holiday would be a way to thank these vital workers and help them meet their own needs,” Evans said.

The National Grocers Association, representing independent grocers throughout the U.S., and the National Association of Truckstop Operators have expressed support for the legislation.