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UPDATE: Gov. Walker signs military tax exemption bill

UPDATE: MADISON, Wisconsin (WKOW) - Governor Scott Walker has signed into law a bill that cancels taxes on military income for a soldier killed in combat.  The exemption would cover income earned during the year the soldier is killed and in the year before if the soldier hasn't filed a return for that year. 

The exemption begins with the current tax year. The bill passed the legislature with unanimous support.  Nearly 6,7000 U.S. soldiers have died in combat since 2001.  About 150 were from Wisconsin.



MADISON (WKOW) – Governor Scott Walker will sign a bill on Thursday that creates an income tax exemption for the military income of a service member killed in combat.

The exemption covers income earned during the year the service member is killed.  It would also cover the year before if he or she hadn't filed a return yet.

The Federal Government already follows the income tax exemption for service members killed in combat.

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