NGAUS strongly supports S. 697 and H.R. 1687, the Tax Relief for Guard and Reserve Training Act. S. 697 was introduced in the Senate by Senators Steve Daines (R-MT) and Tom Udall (D-NM), as well as in the House as H.R. 1687 by Representative Bruce Poliquin (R-ME), on March 22nd.
This legislation would increase the maximum reimbursement amount authorized for travel expenses incurred by members of the Reserve Component to attend training outside of normal commuting distances. Specifically, it would modify existing law by allowing Guardsmen or Reservists to deduct from their adjusted gross income mileage, meal, and lodging expenses incurred while traveling to/from their duty location farther than 50 miles.
The passage of this important bill will provide Guardsmen and Reservists the same tax treatment offered to other federal employees for their commutes and ensure they are not unduly penalized while serving their country. Thank you, as always, for your continued support of our Armed Forces.
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