Military retirees

Delaware should pass legislation to fully exempt military retirement pay from state income taxes, regardless of age. There are 33 states in total that recognize the value of adding newly retired military to their workforce.
The average age of this worker is 38 years old and the average rank is Staff Sergeant/E6. The average person is married with a working spouse and kids about to go to college.
By not taxing the military pension, the state will gain taxes from the incomes of the retiree and spouse. These individuals are hard-working, physically and mentally fit, and trained in valuable disciplines that are attractive to prospective employers such as computers, construction, medical fields and administration. Attracting these young retirees to our state will benefit Delaware.