Missouri lawmakers pass income-tax deduction for military

4 years 4 months 3 weeks ago Monday, May 09 2016 May 9, 2016 Monday, May 09, 2016 7:43:00 PM CDT May 09, 2016 in News
By: The Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri lawmakers have passed an income-tax deduction for active duty members of the military.

Senators voted 30-0 Monday to send the legislation to Gov. Jay Nixon.

The measure would allow members of the armed forces to deduct income earned on active duty from those members' adjusted gross incomes for the state.

Married couples filing jointly could also deduct that income.

Legislative researchers estimate the proposal would cost the state at least $3.6 million in lost general revenue for a full fiscal year.

Republican sponsor Sen. Wayne Wallingford said the loss is worth helping members of the military.

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