Military and Federal Civilian Disposable Income Comparisons and Extra Pays Received by Military Personnel.
GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS DIV
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Special features of the military pay system, such as the nontaxable components and noncontributory health and retirement benefits, allow military personnel to take home a higher percentage of their gross earnings than federal civilian employees. Military personnel can also more easily establish and keep their legal residences in states which do not tax military pay and thus further their relative disposable income. In addition, a large percentage of career military personnel receive pay in addition to their basic military compensation--some as much as an additional 12,000 annually. GAO believes comparisons of military and civil service disposable incomes can provide useful insights and a frame of reference, but such comparisons do not support specific conclusions about the adequacy, inadequacy, or generosity of compensation levels under either system. Author
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