Senate approves legislation cutting state income taxes for military in Missouri

The Missouri Senate voted on Thursday to eliminate income tax obligations for active-duty Missourians stationed in the state in an effort to make the state more military-friendly.

The bill, sponsored by Sen. Wayne Wallingford, passed by a 31-0 vote and could cost the state more than $12 million in general revenue.

Revenue Department spokeswoman Michelle Gleba said the department “does not typically comment on pending legislation,” and when asked if the department had a different estimate of the bill’s costs, she referred to the Legislature’s “public fiscal note.”

The bill now goes to the House.

Read more: Jefferson City News Tribune

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