2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
March 25, 2019 - Introduced by Representatives James, Edming, Brandtjen,
Brooks, Felzkowski, Horlacher, Kulp, Kurtz, Murphy, Mursau, Plumer,
Quinn, Ramthun, Schraa, Sinicki, C. Taylor, Thiesfeldt, Tranel, Tusler and
Wichgers, cosponsored by Senators Jacque,
Bernier, Carpenter, Feyen,
Johnson, Nass, L. Taylor and Wanggaard. Referred to Committee on Ways
1An Act to create
71.05 (6) (b) 54. and 71.07 (6m) (c) 5. of the statutes;
2to: creating an individual income tax exemption for military income received
3by certain members of the U.S. armed forces and sunsetting the armed forces
4member tax credit.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
For taxable years beginning after December 31, 2018, this bill exempts from
taxation all military income received from the federal government each year by an
individual who is on active duty in the U.S. armed forces. Current law exempts from
income taxation all military income received from the federal government by a
member of a reserve component of the U.S. armed forces who is called into active
federal service or special state service, for the period of time during which the
member is on active duty.
Under current law, the armed forces member tax credit allows an active duty
member of the U.S. armed forces to claim a nonrefundable individual income tax
credit of up to $300 in military income received each year from the federal
government for services performed while the claimant is stationed outside of the
United States. Because the credit is nonrefundable, no amount will be paid to the
claimant by check if the credit he or she is due exceeds his or her tax liability. Under
this bill, no new claims may be made for the credit for taxable years that begin after
December 31, 2018.
Because this bill relates to an exemption from state or local taxes, it may be
referred to the Joint Survey Committee on Tax Exemptions for a report to be printed
as an appendix to the bill.
For further information see the state fiscal estimate, which will be printed as
an appendix to this bill.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
71.05 (6) (b) 54. of the statutes is created to read:
(b) 54. For taxable years that begin after December 31, 2018, any 3
amount of basic, special, or incentive pay income, as those terms are used in 37 USC
, received from the federal government by an individual who is on 5
active duty in the U.S. armed forces, as defined in 26 USC 7701
(a) (15), to the extent 6
that such income is not subtracted under subd. 34.
71.07 (6m) (c) 5. of the statutes is created to read:
(c) 5. No new claims may be filed under this subsection for taxable 9
years that begin after December 31, 2018.