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State Retirement Income Tax

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Some States exempt all or a portion of retired pay from income taxation. Some States exempt disability retired pay in the same manner as the Federal Government. In all States, disability payments received from VA and all Social Security payments are exempt from taxation. Few States, if any, permit a retirement income credit of the type granted by the Federal Government. State income tax, where applicable, is not withheld from retired pay unle... more

Aviation Career Incentive Pay for Officers

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If you are an active duty commissioned officer on aviation duty, you are entitled to Aviation Career incentive pay. Aviation career incentive pay is restricted to regular and reserve officers who hold, or are in training leading to, an aeronautical rating or designation and who engage and remain in aviation service on a career basis. For officers above O-6 with less than 25 years of aviation service: An officer in pay grade O-7 may not... more

Special Pay Overview


Military Special Pay Overview In addition to the your basic pay benefits and allowances, you may receive special pays and incentive pays depending on your career field or location-even when you first join the military. Servicemembers can qualify for additional or "special" pay due to their qualifications, assignments and certain skills. For example servicemembers can may be able to get special pay based their ability to speak foreign languag... more

Basic Allowance for Subsistence

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Now available: The Military Pay App. has launched a new app that allows you instantaneous access to information about your pay and allowances from your mobile device. Get the free app for Android or iOS. BAS is a continuation of the military tradition of providing room and board (or rations) as part of a servicemember's pay. Although BAS is meant to offset the cost your meals, it is important to note that BAS is not intended to c... more

Submarine Duty Incentive Pay


Sailors are eligible to receive Submarine Duty Incentive Pay: While attached under orders to a submarine; While serving as an operator or crewmember of an operational submersible (including an undersea exploration or research vehicle); While undergoing training preliminary to assignment to a nuclear powered submarine; While undergoing rehabilitation after assignment to a nuclear-powered submarine; or In the case of a... more

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