Senator Brian Jones Coauthors Measure to Exempt Military Retirement Pay from State's Income Tax

Sacramento – State Senator Brian Jones (R-Santee) announced today he is coauthoring Senate Bill 1071, along with Senators Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita), Bob Archuleta (D-Pico Rivera) and Pat Bates (R-Laguna Niguel).  SB 1071 will exempt military retirement pay from the state’s income tax.

“Our state should be encouraging military retirees to make California their home rather than driving them to other states,” stated Senator Jones.  “The men and women who served our country earned every dollar of their retirement pay and states should not be trying to tax it.  This measure is the right thing to do and will help keep veterans and their families in California.”

California is one of only seven states (along with Montana, New Mexico, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, and Virginia) that still fully tax a person’s military retirement pay.