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Sec. 122. Certain Reduced Uniformed Services Retirement Pay

I.R.C. § 122(a) General Rule
In the case of a member or former member of the uniformed services of the United States, gross income does not include the amount of any reduction in his retired or retainer pay pursuant to the provisions of chapter 73 of title 10, United States Code.
I.R.C. § 122(b) Special Rule
I.R.C. § 122(b)(1) Amount Excluded From Gross Income
In the case of any individual referred to in subsection (a), all amounts received as retired or retainer pay shall be excluded from gross income until there has been so excluded an amount equal to the consideration for the contract. The preceding sentence shall apply only to the extent that the amounts received would, but for such sentence, be includible in gross income.
I.R.C. § 122(b)(2) Consideration For The Contract
For purposes of paragraph (1) and section 72(n), the term “consideration for the contract” means, in respect of any individual, the sum of—
I.R.C. § 122(b)(2)(A)
the total amount of the reductions before January 1, 1966, in his retired or retainer pay by reason of an election under chapter 73 of title 10 of the United States Code, and
I.R.C. § 122(b)(2)(B)
any amounts deposited at any time by him pursuant to section 1438 or 1452(d) of such title 10.
(Added by Pub. L. 89-365, 1(a)(1), Mar. 8, 1966, 80 Stat. 32, and amended by Pub. L. 93-406, title II, 2005(c)(10), 2007(a), (b)(1), Sept. 2, 1974, 88 Stat. 992, 994; Pub. L. 113-295, Div. A, title II, Sec. 221(a)(21), Dec. 19, 2014, 128 Stat. 4010.)
BACKGROUND NOTES
AMENDMENTS
2014—Subsec. (b)(1). Pub. L. 113-295, Div. A, Sec. 221(a)(21), amended par. (1) by striking “after December 31, 1965,”.
1974--Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 93-406, 2007(a), substituted “United States, gross income does not include the amount of any reduction in his retired or retainer pay pursuant to the provisions of chapter 73 of title 10, United States Code” for “United States who has made an election under chapter 73 of title 10 of the United States Code to receive a reduced amount of retired or retainer pay, gross income does not include the amount of any reduction after December 31, 1965, in his retired or retainer pay by reason of such election”.
Subsec. (b)(2). Pub. L. 93-406, 2005(c)(10), substituted “72(n)” for “72(o)”.
Subsec. (b)(2)(B). Pub. L. 93-406, 2007(b)(1), inserted reference to section 1452(d) of title 10.
EFFECTIVE DATE OF 2014 AMENDMENT
Amendment by Pub. L. 113-295, Div. A, Sec. 221(a)(21), effective on the date of the enactment of this Act [Enacted: Dec. 19, 2014].
Section 221(b)(2) of Pub. L. 113-295, Div. A, provided the following Savings Provision:
“(2) SAVINGS PROVISION.—If—
“(A) any provision amended or repealed by the amendments made by this section applied to—
“(i) any transaction occurring before the date of the enactment of this Act [Enacted: Dec. 19, 2014],
“(ii) any property acquired before such date of enactment, or
“(iii) any item of income, loss, deduction, or credit taken into account before such date of enactment, and
“(B) the treatment of such transaction, property, or item under such provision would (without regard to the amendments or repeals made by this section) affect the liability for tax for periods ending after date of enactment, nothing in the amendments or repeals made by this section shall be construed to affect the treatment of such transaction, property, or item for purposes of determining liability for tax for periods ending after such date of enactment.”
EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1974 AMENDMENT
Amendment by section 2005(c)(10) of Pub. L. 93-406 applicable only with respect to distributions or payments made after Dec. 31, 1973, in taxable years beginning after Dec. 31, 1973, see section 2005(d) of Pub. L. 93-406, set out as a note under section 402 of this title.
Section 2007(c) of Pub. L. 93-406 provided that: “The amendments made by this section [amending sections 72, 101, 122, and 2039 of this title] apply to taxable years ending on or after September 21, 1972. The amendments made by paragraphs (3) and (4) of subsection (b) [amending sections 101 and 2039 of this title] apply with respect to individuals dying on or after such date”.
EFFECTIVE DATE
Section 1(d) of Pub. L. 89-365 provided that: “The amendments made by subsections (a) and (b) [enacting this section and amending section 72 of this title] shall apply with respect to taxable years ending after December 31, 1965. The amendment made by subsection (c) [amending section 101 of this title] shall apply with respect to individuals making an election under chapter 73 of title 10 of the United States Code who die after December 31, 1965.”
PRIOR PROVISIONS
A prior section 122 was renumbered 136.