Military Taxes

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The U.S. House voted unanimously to double -- to $12,000 -- the payment given to families of fallen soldiers.

The bill is expected to reach President Bush by Veterans Day -- next Tuesday.

The bill makes the bigger death benefit tax-free and extends it to families of military personnel killed in Iraq and Afghanistan since the 2001 terrorist attacks.

It's part of a package giving active duty and reserve personnel new tax breaks.

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