Rep. Crawley's Bipartisan Bill To Benefit Ohio Veterans Moves To Governor's Desk
Bill offers security and stability by putting money back in the pockets of Ohio veterans
January 28, 2020
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COLUMBUS— State Rep. Erica C. Crawley (D-Columbus) today applauded the House concurrence of House Bill (HB) 18, the Ohio Veterans’ Exemption Payment Act, her bipartisan legislation with State Rep. Nino Vitale (R-Urbana) to exemptveterans’ disability severance payments from the state income tax.

“The concurrence mirrors federal law for disability severance received by an honorably discharged veteran in Ohio. As a Navy veteran, daughter, and sister of a veteran, the passage of this legislation is extremely important to me because I recognize its direct impact on our veterans and their families,” said Rep. Crawley. “With the passing of this legislation, we are keeping Ohio’s promise of implementing policy that puts veterans first.”

HB 18 authorizes a temporary refundable income tax credit equal to the Ohio income tax paid by such a veteran on disability severance pay for taxable years ending after Jan. 17, 1991.

In 2017, there were some 774,935 veterans in Ohio with 134,742 receiving disability compensation, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

HB 18 now moves to the governor’s desk for his signature.

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