Tax Information for Members of the Military
New Law: Additional Military Families to Get Stimulus Payments This Fall
Married members of the military may receive economic stimulus payments this fall, even if their spouses or children don’t have social security numbers.
Combat Pay Can Count toward Economic Stimulus Payment Eligibility
IR-2008-48, March 20, 2008 — Military personnel serving in combat zones have the option of including their nontaxable combat pay on their 2007 or 2008 income tax returns if it helps their eligibility for the 2008 economic stimulus payments.
Active-Duty Reservists Get Relief on Retirement Plan Payments: Refunds of 10-Percent Tax Available Back to 2001, New Law Says
IR-2006-152, Sept. 28, 2006 — Recent law change provides benefit to certain members of the military receiving early payments from pension plans and IRAs.
New Law Expands IRA Options for Military
IR-2006-129, August 18, 2006
2007 Publ 3 (PDF)
Armed Forces' Tax Guide
Tax Information for Members of the U.S. Armed Forces
Members of the U.S. Armed Forces, especially those serving in combat zones, face some special tax situations and are entitled to some special tax benefits.
EITC Information for Members of the Military
The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) may benefit members of the armed forces who have low incomes..
Taxpayers should consider claiming tax credits for which they might be eligible when completing their federal income tax returns, advises the IRS. A tax credit is a dollar-for-dollar reduction of taxes owed. Some credits are refundable – taxes could be reduced to the point that a taxpayer would receive a refund rather than owing any taxes.
Employers with Employees in a Combat Zone
FAQs for employers whose workers deploy to a combat zone
Extension of Deadlines - Combat Zone Service
Extension of deadlines for combat zone service
Retirement Plans FAQs regarding USERRA and SSCRA
Insights into the re-employment of veterans and the restoration of retirement plan benefits, as affected by the Uniformed Services and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) and the Veterans and Sailors Civil Relief Act (SSCRA).
Miscellaneous Provisions - Combat Zone Service
Miscellaneous provisions related to combat zone service
Free Tax Return Preparation For You by Volunteers
IRS-certified volunteers provide free tax assistance through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program for persons with low-to-moderate income and through the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program for persons age 60 and older.
Moving Soon? Let the IRS Know
Tax Tip 2008-16, Jan. 23, 2008
Did you know that there are events in life that may have a significant tax impact?
Many times we experience significant life events that have a tax impact too! This page is designed to help you while explaining to taxpayers the tax impact of these events.
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Page Last Reviewed or Updated: December 28, 2008