TaxWatch Staff

Florida the Most Veteran-Friendly State

Florida has the third largest military veteran population in the nation. There are more than 1.6 million vets living in the Sunshine State, nearly 1 in every 12 adult Floridians; and 250,000 disabled veterans, also the third largest number nationally. There are more World War II vets in Florida than in any other state, and almost half of our veterans are over 65 years of age.

In 2014, the Legislature passed a Florida “G.I. Bill” with the goal of making Florida the most “veteran friendly” state in the nation. In addition to some of the benefits described below, the bill creates Florida Is For Veterans, Inc. to promote Florida to retired and recently separated military service members.

Florida is justifiably proud of our veterans. As a small token of the state’s appreciation for their service, over the years the Legislature and the people of Florida have created a number of tax and other benefits for veterans and active duty military men and women.

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