STATE OF NEW JERSEY
PRE-FILED FOR INTRODUCTION IN THE 2018 SESSION
Senator KRISTIN M. CORRADO
District 40 (Bergen, Essex, Morris and Passaic)
Senator SHIRLEY K. TURNER
District 15 (Hunterdon and Mercer)
Senator JEFF VAN DREW
District 1 (Atlantic, Cape May and Cumberland)
Senators Cruz-Perez, Bateman, Holzapfel, Madden, Brown, A.R.Bucco, Sarlo and Addiego
Excludes Armed Services combat zone pay from gross income taxation.
CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT
Introduced Pending Technical Review by Legislative Counsel.
An Act excluding United States Armed Forces combat zone pay from gross income taxation, and supplementing Title 54A of the New Jersey Statutes.
Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:
1. Gross income shall not include amounts received as combat zone compensation by members of the Armed Forces of the United States that is excluded from federal taxable income pursuant to section 112 of the federal Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (26 U.S.C. s.112).
2. This act shall take effect immediately and apply to taxable years beginning on or after January 1 next following the date of enactment.
This bill excludes military pay for service in a combat zone or for hospitalization as the result of injury while serving in a combat zone from taxable gross income under the New Jersey gross income tax.
The bill uses federal definitions of combat zone pay to exclude from New Jersey taxation the same pay that is excluded from federal income taxation. A combat zone is any area the President of the United States designates by Executive Order as an area in which the U.S. Armed Forces are engaging or have engaged in combat. An area usually becomes a combat zone and ceases to be a combat zone on the dates the President designates by Executive Order.