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Per the IN IT-40 Booklet Income Tax Instruction Booklet, page 16:

Line 7 – Military Service Deduction (including the National Guard and reserve component of the armed forces)
Important. The military service deduction and the military retirement income and/or survivor’s benefits deduction are reported in two different places.

  • You (and/or your spouse, if married filing jointly and both qualify) will report your active, National Guard and/or reserve military service income deduction here.
  • You (and/or your spouse, if married filing jointly and both qualify) will report your military retirement income and/or survivor’s benefits deduction on Schedule 2 under line 11, Other Deductions. See the instructions for Military Retirement Income and Survivor’s Benefits Deduction on page 20.

The income on line 1 of Form IT-40 may include military pay from active duty, National Guard, and/or the reserve component of the armed forces (reserve). If it does, you may be eligible to take this deduction.


Page 20:

Military Retirement Income and/or Survivor’s Benefits Deduction 632

The income on line 1 of Form IT-40 may include military retirement income and/or survivor’s benefits. If it does, you (and/or your spouse, if married filing jointly and both qualify) may be eligible to take this deduction.

The taxability of this income is being phased out. For tax year 2022 and later, the deduction is equal to the entire amount of military retirement income and/or survivor's benefits. 



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