Douglas J. J. Peters

Hogan proposes end to state income taxes on military pensions

Hogan proposes end to state income taxes on military pensions

Gov. Larry Hogan marked Veterans Appreciation Month on Thursday by renewing his call for elimination of state income taxes on Maryland’s military retirees.

At a State House news conference, Hogan contended that such a move is needed to keep the state’s military retirees from moving to states that already have that exemption, such as West Virginia and Pennsylvania. He said he will submit legislation doing away with such taxation when the General Assembly reconvenes in January for its annual 90-day session.

Hogan, a Republican, noted that he originally proposed a full exemption in 2015 when he first took office. The General Assembly amended his proposal to allow an exemption...

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