Dill bill to support active duty military members receives unanimous support

Posted: February 21, 2019 | Senator Dill, Taxation

AUGUSTA — A bill submitted by Sen. Jim Dill, D-Old Town, to exempt military compensation for active duty service members from Maine’s income tax, was unanimously approved by the Legislature’s Taxation Committee on Wednesday.

Current law provides an exemption for military compensation for service performed outside of Maine. Sen. Dill’s bill, LD 72, “An Act To Provide an Income Tax Exemption for Military Pay without Regard to Where the Military Service Was Performed,” would apply that exemption to service performed within the state of Maine.

“Those who serve our country deserve as much support as we can provide, and then some,” said Sen. Dill. “I’m pleased that the Taxation Committee has unanimously endorsed this common-sense measure to support the men and women serving in the military in Maine.”

LD 72 now heads to the Maine Senate and House for votes, before further action in the Legislature’s Appropriations Committee.