Tax Tips: Tax Tips for Military Families

If you or someone in your family is a member of the U.S. Armed Forces, you may be eligible for some important tax benefits. According to the IRS, military families may benefit from:

  • Filing deadline extensions if you served in a combat zone or meet other requirements.
  • Combat pay exclusions. Some forms of combat pay are not subject to income taxes.
  • Expense deductions for moving, transitioning to civilian life, and traveling as a reservist.
  • Free tax help on military bases.

For more information about filing taxes as a member of the U.S. Armed Forces, consult a tax professional in your area or refer to Publication 3, “Armed Forces’ Tax Guide.”

* This information is not intended to be a substitute for specific individualized tax advice. We suggest that you discuss your specific tax issues with a qualified tax professional.

Tip adapted from[8]
[8], April 14, 2020.