It was announced that Sen. Moran’s bill will be considered by the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance during a mark-up this Wednesday.
With the frequency of Change of Station orders, most military spouses already face challenges in their careers because of the frequent need to move.
This legislation decreases this barrier for military spouses after relocation and helps them more easily re-enter the workforce by providing a tax credit of up to $500 when a military family moves across state lines.
The tax credit would be applicable for the renewal or transfer of a professional license in a range of fields including child care, nursing and health services, all of which are frequent occupations of military spouses.
Approximately 85 percent of military spouses either work, or desire to work, outside the home and nearly 35 percent of these require licenses or certification.
The bill is endorsed by the National Military Family Association, the Military Officers Association of America, and the National Guard Association of the United States.