Federal tax law has some beneficial (and well-deserved) breaks for military families. And, there are key provisions that can simplify things—and maybe save money—when it comes to state income taxes, too. Generally, your legal residence for determining where you vote, get your driver’s license and pay your taxes is the state where you live. But the law allows servicemembers to maintain legal residence in one state even if they are stationed in another. Imagine the hassle if you had to change all those things every time you were transferred. That’s the simplicity part.
The Minnesota Department of Revenue has a host of helpful information for military servicemembers and their families. Visit the Minnesota Department of Revenue website to learn more about tax benefits you may be eligible for.