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Income tax exemption for Wisconsin soldiers killed in action

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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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