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Congressman Gus Bilirakis

Representing the 12th District of Florida

Military Tax Cut Gains Recognition

April 16, 2009
Bilirakis Blog

You may recall that last month Gus joined with Rep. Chris Carney of Pennsylvania to introduce the Military Personnel Income Tax Exclusion Act, which would exempt all active duty military personnel from paying federal income tax on his or her annual pay up to the first $16,800.

Sgt. Shaft over at The Washington Times has more...

The Washington Times
The Sarge salutes Rep. Gus Bilirakis, Florida Republican, representing the state's 9th Congressional District, for introducing bipartisan legislation, H.R. 1624: the Military Personnel Income Tax Exclusion Act, to improve active-duty military pay and help military families during tough economic times.

The legislation recognizes the superb commitment of service members and their families to our nation by providing a much-needed reduction of their federal income tax. Rep. Christopher Carney, Pennsylvania Democrat and chairman of the Homeland Security subcommittee on management, investigations and oversight, joined Mr. Bilirakis in sponsoring the bill.

H.R. 1624 would exempt all active-duty military personnel from paying federal income tax on his or her annual pay up to the first $16,800. If enacted, the legislation would provide an across-the-board tax cut for all service members and result in a 100 percent tax cut for 66,000 of our forces' lowest-paid troops.

 Gus also joined Jeff Fisher on 970 WFLA to discuss the impact the bill would have for active duty military:

 970 WFLA


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