State and Community Programs and Services

Arizona Coalition for Military Families

The Arizona Coalition for Military Families is a group of community professionals that meet periodically to discuss how to collaborate and provide resources and assistance to military families. The organizations include faith-based, educational and health care groups.

Military Spouse Residency Relief Act

On November 11, 2009, the President signed into law the Military Spouse Residency Relief Act. This Act, among other things, provides that when a service member leaves his or her home state in accord with military or naval orders, the service member's spouse may retain residency in his or her home state for voting and tax purposes, after relocating from that state to accompany the service member. In the State of Arizona, an exemption from Arizona withholding tax may be claimed if the spouse of an employee is a member of the U.S. Armed Services and their state of legal residence is not Arizona. For more information visit