MAYVILLE (WKOW) -- Governor Scott Walker signed a bill into law Thursday that cancels taxes on military income for a soldier killed in combat.
The exemption would cover income earned during the year the soldier is killed and in the year before if the soldier hasn't filed a return for that year.
The exemption begins with the current tax year.
The bill passed the legislature with unanimous support.
Nearly 6,700 U.S. soldiers have died in combat since 2001; about 150 were from Wisconsin.
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