In 2003, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution establishing October as National Work and Family Month. In support of military families, the IRS published IR-2019-169 to explain the tax benefits created specifically for military families. Additional information is available in IRS Publication 3, Armed Forces’ Tax Guide.
Combat Pay Exclusion – If you are an enlisted member, warrant officer or commissioned warrant officer, you can generally exclude active duty pay while in a combat zone. If you are a commissioned officer, you may exclude part of your combat pay. A combat zone is designated by the President or by Congress. Some active duty military may elect to include nontaxable combat pay as earned income to qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit.
Tax Deadline Extensions – Members of the Armed Forces serving in a combat zone may generally delay both filing and payment of...More