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Milspouse Employment – trying hard

February 20, 2011

We all know how hard it is to get a job, to get the employers to take us seriously. After all, when your resume reads Killeen, Fayetteville, Lorton…. it’s pretty easy to see you are a milspouse! so Rep. Carter from the Ft. Hood area came up with the All American answer – money in the form of a tax credit.  The bill, known as the Military Spouse Employment Act,  adds military spouses to the work opportunity credit provisions.

The change would allow employers to claim an income tax credit of 40 percent for the first $6,000 in wages for qualified spouses who remain on the payroll at least 400 hours. For spouses who remain employed from 120 hours to 399 hours, employers are eligible for a tax credit of 25 percent.

Here’s a link to the actual bill for your use when you call your representatives to get them to vote for it.  So let’s get the phones working.  In these economic times, we need to level the playing field.


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  1. February 22, 2011 9:10 am

    I’ve heard how difficult it can be for military spouses to get jobs. I feel for you. (Thankfully I’m a National Guard wife, so I haven’t had to worry about this yet, though I’ve put off getting a job for now, because we’re leaving for training in a couple months, and I know no one would hire me for that short of time.) One question I would ask is, what are we willing to give up to get this tax break? Something, somewhere else has to go in it’s place. Not saying that something else shouldn’t go. Maybe it should.

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