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Kauffman Bill to Benefit State’s Active Military Signed into Law
Gov. Tom Wolf today signed legislation into law authored by Rep. Rob Kauffman (R-Franklin) that will exempt active duty military pay from the local Earned Income Tax.
HARRISBURG – Working to help Pennsylvania’s military men and women, Rep. Rob Kauffman (R-Franklin) today witnessed his legislation exempting active military personnel from having to pay a local Earned Income Tax (EIT) get signed into law.

“Our military men and women put their lives on the line when called into active duty, and one way in which we can support them and say thank you is to make sure every dollar they earn during that time goes as far as possible,” said Kauffman. “That’s why I authored legislation to exempt the pay of active military men and women from the EIT. I believe it is the least we can do to demonstrate our appreciation for all they do and all they sacrifice for our country.”

Kauffman said active duty military pay used to be exempt from the EIT, but was inadvertently changed under a new law in 2008 that altered the definition of “earned income” and resulted in the EIT being taken out of active duty military pay earned within the Commonwealth.

“My legislation exempts both active duty pay earned inside and outside the Commonwealth from the EIT,” said Kauffman. “I appreciate my colleagues in the General Assembly and the governor for seeing what a good piece of legislation this is and working with me to get it signed into law.”

The new law will take effect immediately and is applicable to earned income taxes levied and collected after Dec. 31, 2015.

Representative Rob Kauffman
89th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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