Jul. 14, 2022

HARRISBURG – Legislation sponsored by Rep. Jack Rader (R-Monroe) providing an estate tax exemption for military members in Pennsylvania has been signed into law by Gov. Tom Wolf. 

“Those who serve in the military risk their lives on a daily basis to ensure the freedoms we enjoy as Americans and it is only right their families receive this tax exemption should their loved one die while on duty,” Rader said. “This change in the law will allow them to mourn their great loss without having to worry about coming up with the funds to pay off a burdensome tax liability.”

Specifically, Rader’s measure provides an exemption from the state Inheritance Tax for property that is transferred from the estate of a military member who has died as a result of an injury or illness suffered while on active duty. It covers individuals serving in the United States Armed Forces, a reserve component or National Guard.

Rader’s bill was included in Act 53 of 2022, the Tax Code that is part of the state budget for Fiscal Year 2022-23.

Representative Jack Rader
176th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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