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Sponsors: Reps. Gilliam, B. Cox, Trantham, Yow, McCravy, Caskey, R. Williams, Jones, Thayer, Wooten, McGarry, Taylor, V.S. Moss, Long, Pope, Bryant, Huggins, Dabney, B. Newton, Bustos, Carter, Forrest, Blackwell, Oremus and Hixon
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Introduced in the House on January 12, 2021
Currently residing in the House Committee on Ways and Means
Summary: Military retirement income, deductions
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 12/9/2020 House Prefiled 12/9/2020 House Referred to Committee on Ways and Means 1/12/2021 House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 168) 1/12/2021 House Referred to Committee on Ways and Means (House Journal-page 168) 2/2/2021 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Bryant 2/11/2021 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Huggins 12/2/2021 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Dabney 1/12/2022 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: B.Newton, Bustos 1/13/2022 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Carter 1/25/2022 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Forrest 2/8/2022 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Blackwell, Oremus, Hixon 8/30/2022 Scrivener's error corrected
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TO AMEND SECTION 12-6-1171, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DEDUCTION OF MILITARY RETIREMENT INCOME, SO AS TO EXEMPT ALL MILITARY RETIREMENT INCOME FROM SOUTH CAROLINA INCOME TAXES.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 12-6-1171 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 12-6-1171. (A)
(1) An individual taxpayer who has All military retirement income , each year may deduct an amount of his South Carolina earned income from South Carolina taxable income equal to the amount of military retirement income that is included in South Carolina taxable income, not to exceed seventeen thousand five hundred dollars. In the case of married taxpayers who file a joint federal income tax return, the deduction allowed by this section shall be calculated separately as though they had not filed a joint return, so that each individual's deduction is based on the same individual's retirement income and earned income. For purposes of this item, 'South Carolina earned income' has the same meaning as provided in Section 12-6-3330.
(2) Notwithstanding item (1), beginning in the year in which an individual taxpayer reaches age sixty-five, an individual taxpayer who has military retirement income may deduct up to thirty thousand dollars of military retirement income that is of an individual taxpayer is exempt from the tax imposed pursuant to this chapter and must not be included in South Carolina taxable income.
(B) The term 'retirement income', as used in this section, means the total of all otherwise taxable income not subject to a penalty for premature distribution received by the taxpayer or the taxpayer's surviving spouse in a taxable year from a qualified military retirement plan. For purposes of a surviving spouse, 'retirement income' also includes a retirement benefit plan and dependent indemnity compensation related to the deceased spouse's military service.
(C) A surviving spouse receiving military retirement income that is attributable to the deceased spouse shall apply this
deduction exemption in the same manner that the deduction exemption applied to the deceased spouse. If the surviving spouse also has another retirement income, an additional retirement exclusion is allowed.
(D) The department may require the taxpayer to provide information necessary for proper administration of this subsection. In implementing this exemption, the department shall ensure that no taxes are withheld on military retirement income."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor and first applies to tax years beginning after 2020. However, the amendment to Section 12-6-1171(D) as contained in SECTION 1 relating to withholding takes effect on the first day of the first full month beginning 90 days after approval by the Governor.
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