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Treasury Provides Special Benefits to Military Members and Veterans

Nov. 9, 2020

As Veterans Day approaches on November 11, the Michigan Department of Treasury (Treasury) would like to extend its gratitude to current and former military members by reminding them of the special benefits they may be entitled to receive.

“Our service men and women make many sacrifices to protect us,” State Treasurer Rachael Eubanks said. “The Michigan Department of Treasury will work closely with our military members to ensure they get the tax benefits and other resources they deserve.”

Current and former military members may be eligible to receive:

  • Federal Military Spouses Residency Relief Act. The spouse of an individual in the military may not be subject to the state’s taxation if they are a nonresident of the state, the service member is present in the state due to military orders, the spouse is solely in the state to accompany the service member, and the spouse maintains a domicile in another state. This act was amended in December 2018 to alternately allow military spouses to elect the same state of domicile as their service member spouse, even if they are not present in that state.

To learn more about tax relief and other benefits for current and past military members, go to




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