After Congressman Zack Space (OH-18) announced that he would pressure the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) into reversing their intention to tax the veterans bonuses of Ohio's veterans by introducing Congressional legislation, the IRS swiftly changed course and ruled that they would not subject those bonuses to federal income taxes.
"This is a tremendous victory for our veterans, but it's something that should have never even been an issue," Space said. "Our veterans have earned this bonus with their blood, sweat and tears, and it would have been an outrage for Uncle Sam to take a single cent of it back."
"I've been fighting to get the IRS to reverse their policy, and I'm glad that they finally realized the errors of their ways," said Space. "I will never stop fighting for our veterans."
Space announced yesterday that, if the IRS did not rule against taxing veterans' bonuses, he planned to introduce legislation making bonuses awarded to veterans exempt from federal taxes. The announcement came on the heels of news that the IRS was planning to tax Ohio veterans' bonus checks.