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Category: Federal Military Filing Info

Tax Information for Members of the U.S. Armed Forces

The tax laws provide some special benefits for active members of the U.S. Armed Forces, including those serving in combat zones.

For federal tax purposes, the U.S. Armed Forces includes officers and enlisted personnel in all regular and reserve units controlled by the Secretaries of Defense, the Army, Navy and Air Force. The Coast Guard is also included, but not the U.S. Merchant Marine or the American Red Cross. However, these and other support personnel may qualify for certain tax deadline extensions because of their service in a combat zone.

 

Tax Laws Affecting the Military
These tax laws provide some special benefits for active members of the U.S. Armed Forces, including those serving in combat zones.

* Click Here to learn about the special tax benefits available. 

 


The following are all methods of assistance that the IRS provides to help in the filing of income tax returns for military members and their families:

* Combat Zone E-mail Address: Members of the Armed Forces serving in combat zones can email the IRS at this unique email address to alert the IRS that they are serving in a combat zone

Publication 3, Armed Forces' Tax Guide, addresses a wide range of issues that may affect members of the military: 

*Click Here — to browse the publication to find specific information, download a copy to read later or print select pages;

* Hardcopy — order a paper copy by calling 1-800-829-3676.