By Bob Katzen
Bill (S 2586) – Exempts active duty military personnel from state income tax while based out of state.
“A military professional who spends a significant portion of their time serving our nation out of state should not be required to pay income tax for the time spent away from home on active duty,” said sponsor Sen. Patrick O’Connor (R-Weymouth). “This weighs disproportionately on military homeowners and their families, who already sacrifice so much to defend our country. If passed, Massachusetts would not be the first state to enact such legislation. There are approximately 18 states across the country that have implemented income tax relief for active duty personnel serving out of state. I think this is one small way that we can make Massachusetts a better state for military members and their families.”