**The information below has not been verified for the 2020 tax year as the IL Schedule M instructions have not yet been released by the state.**
The State of Illinois allows a subtraction from income for certain military pay earned, which is claimed on IL Schedule M Other Additions and Subtractions for Individuals.
Per Instructions for the Schedule M, on page 3:
Line 21 - Military pay earned
Enter the amount of military pay that you received from the U.S. Armed Forces or the National Guard of any state, or that you received as a dual status military technician.
You may not subtract the following:
For more information, see Publication 102, Illinois Filing Requirements for Military Personnel.
Attach Form W-2 showing your military pay. If you report dual status on Line 21, you must attach both Form W-2 and SF-50, Standard Form 50 (Notification of Personnel Action).
To enter this in TaxAct:
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