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U.S. Representative Madison Cawthorn Introduces the Military Spouse Tax Act

July 28, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

July 28, 2021    

U.S. Representative Madison Cawthorn Introduces the Military Spouse Tax Act

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – U.S. Representative Madison Cawthorn introduced the Military Spouse Tax Act, which would expand current law to support veteran's spouses by allowing the military spouse to keep their home domicile for state income tax purposes. Allowing the military spouse to keep their home domicile for state income purposes if they choose gives their family financial stability and streamlines unnecessary red tape. Rep Cawthorn is joined by Rep. Jim Banks, Rep. Miller-Meeks, Rep. Radewagen, and Rep. Tracey Mann.

Rep. Cawthorn released the following statement, "We must never forget or overlook the incredible sacrifice of military families, especially military spouses. These families uproot their lives in service to our nation and help preserve the freedoms we know and love. This bill is a step closer to doing our absolute best as lawmakers to provide the best form of representation to support veteran's spouses." 

Rep. Mann made the following statement, “When a family member serves, that entire family makes sacrifices,” said Representative Mann. “Not only does the Military Spouse Tax Act honor our heroes by eliminating bureaucratic red tape around their service – treating them with the respect they deserve, but it also lets military spouses maintain a stable place of residence – simplifying their lives and their tax returns. I look forward to its swift passage in both the U.S. House and Senate.”

Rep. Aumua Amata Radewagen made the following statement, “Our men and women in the Armed Forces serve the nation by uprooting their lives and going wherever the military stations them, and this often includes spouses,” said Congresswoman Amata. “We want to support and help them during their service, and it makes sense to allow military spouses to choose their home for tax purposes if they want even when stationed elsewhere.”

Rep. Miller-Meeks made the following statement, “We should be doing everything we can to make the lives of our service members and their families easier,” said Miller-Meeks. “Giving them flexibility on their taxes is a simple way to help. I am proud to join my colleagues to introduce this commonsense bill.”

Rep. Banks made the following statement, “Military spouses are the keystone of military families. The love, stability, and support they provide buoy our servicemen and women whose difficult sacrifices make possible the defense of our country. They require our support,” said Rep. Jim Banks. “That’s why I’m proud to co-sponsor The Military Spouse Tax Act. Current law forces military spouses to give up their home state for tax filing purposes, often putting them at a disadvantage. This bill ensures that military spouses have the same flexibility when filing taxes as the servicemember to whom they are married.”

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