Some taxpayers who qualify as military personnel stationed inside or outside Virginia and who are on extended active duty for more than 90 consecutive days can subtract up to $15,000 of military basic pay received during the taxable year. If the military basic pay does not exceed $15,000, then the entire amount may be subtracted.
If the basic military pay is over $15,000, then the subtraction is reduced by the amount exceeding $15,000. For every $1.00 of income over $15,000, the maximum subtraction is reduced by $1.00.
If your basic military pay is $30,000 or more, you are not entitled to a subtraction. On joint returns, each spouse can qualify for the subtraction.
If you claim this subtraction, you cannot claim a Credit for Low-Income Individuals or Virginia Earned Income Credit.
For complete military filing information, see our other Knowledgebase Articles.