Burns proud to support bill restoring Pa. tax exemption for active-duty military service members

EBENSBURG, Feb. 29 – Noting it corrects an oversight that occurred five years ago, state Rep. Frank Burns is pleased to announce that active-duty service members are now exempt from the local Earned Income Tax in Pennsylvania.

Burns voted in favor of H.B. 561 when it came before the House last year; it was recently signed into law by the governor as Act 16 of 2016. The new law exempts military personnel from the EIT on military pay, regardless of where it is earned.

"This is something that makes sense, including for National Guard members who may be called up at a moment’s notice to assist with natural disasters like the record snowfall that struck central Pennsylvania not long ago," said Burns, D-Cambria. "I assure you that as your state representative, I’ll do all that I can to help our veterans. If you or someone you know needs help with veterans programs, please contact one of my offices."

For help with any state-related program or issue, constituents can call his Lower Yoder Township office at 814-536-8400, his Ebensburg office at 814-472-8021, his Patton office at 814-674-5675 or his Portage office at 814-736-7339.