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Sarlo-Addiego Bill Doubling Veterans’ Tax Deduction Becomes Law

Trenton – Legislation sponsored by Senator Paul Sarlo and Senator Dawn Marie Addiego increasing the income tax deduction available to veterans from $3,000 to $6,000, has been signed into law by Governor Phil Murphy.

“The men and women who served our country in the military deserve any extra support that can be provided in recognition of their sacrifices,” said Senator Sarlo (D-Bergen), the Chair of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee. “Veterans should not be left to struggle with finances and affordability if we are able to help. This will double their tax deduction, providing some financial relief in recognition of their service to our country.”

The law, S-3960, will double the gross income tax deduction available to veterans from $3,000 to $6,000.

“New Jersey is home to thousands of veterans, men and women who have dedicated years to this nation,” said Senator Addiego (D-Atlantic/Burlington/Camden). “All too often, however, they come home with little support and little to show for it. For quite some time I have been pushing for a small tax deduction as recognition of their sacrifice. It really is the least we can do as a state and I am glad we are doubling it this year.”

Veterans who are honorably discharged or released from active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States, a reserve component, or the National Guard of NJ in a will be eligible to deduct $6,000 from their income when calculating their State gross income tax liability.

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