Legal News

Iowa Issues Law on Memorial Day to Support Veterans
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

On Monday, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad signed into law a bill designed to bring several income tax exemptions to military veterans and designed to attract veterans to move to Iowa for better paying careers.

Senate File 303 exempts military veteran’s federal retirement benefits from income taxes imposed by the state and allows veterans to receive preferential treatment in private employment. Other provisions of the law include full exemption of military survivor benefits from state income tax; allows private sector employers to give preference in the hiring and promotion of veterans; eliminates special plate issuance fees charged for plates associated with military service; directs Iowa’s occupational licensing boards to adopt rules that allow credit for military training and experience when granting occupational licenses; broadens eligibility for Military Homeownership Assistance Program and so on and so forth.

  
What
Where


Branstad said, “Our bipartisan Home Base Iowa plan will work to match veterans with high-paying careers in Iowa  … These men and women have fought for our country … Now, with the Home Base Iowa plan signed into law, Iowa stands ready to welcome them to our communities and match them with the quality jobs across the state.”

The initiative provides $5000 in down payment and closing cost assistance in the Military Homeownership Assistance Program, and also requires community colleges and universities to regularly provide reports on the amount of credits they give to veterans for their service in the military. It also makes it easier for veterans to earn academic credits when studying in Iowa.

Also on Monday, Branstad signed Senate File 2352 that extends a homestead credit for disabled veterans. Branstad further said that he hopes to raise about $6 million from private sources to bring jobs to veterans in Iowa.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!




Image credit:  Iowa Governor’s Office





 

RELEVANT JOBS

Paralegal

USA-CA-Rancho Cucamonga

Paralegal position available at a general practice law firm in Rancho Cucamonga. We are looking for ...

Apply now

Paralegal / Legal Assistant

USA-VA-Vienna

Description A small, highly respected family law firm located in Tyson\'s Corner, Virginia seeks ...

Apply now

LITIGATION ATTORNEY (PL/BL 5-8)

USA-CA-San Diego

Experienced civil litigation attorney with 5-8 years of experience to handle complex and business li...

Apply now

Paralegal / Legal Assistant

USA-NV-Las Vegas

Qualifications Experience: Paralegal, 5 years (Preferred) Full Job De...

Apply now

BCG FEATURED JOB

Locations:

Keyword:



Search Now

Environmental And Land Use Associate Attorney

USA-NY-New York City

New York City office of a BCG Attorney Search top ranked law firm seeks Environmental and Land Use A...

Apply Now

Litigation Associate Attorney

USA-UT-Saint George

St. George office of our client seeks Litigation Associate Attorney with 1 year of experience. The c...

Apply Now

Partner-level Associate Attorney

USA-NY-New York City

New York City office of our client seeks Partner-level Associate Attorney with 18 years of litigatio...

Apply Now

Most Popular

SEARCH IN ARCHIVE

To Top