IRS has resources to help military personnel and veterans understand taxes

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IRS Tax Tip 2019-26, March 19, 2019

The IRS provides Tax Information for Members of the Military to help them meet their unique tax obligations. Here are some topics that affect current and former military personnel, along with resources where they can go to find more information.

Military status

A taxpayer’s military status affects their eligibility for certain benefits.

Combat zones

There are rules specific to those who are serving in a combat zone.

Overseas service

There are also special rules for people serving abroad.

Special situations

Active members of the Armed Forces might have questions about travel expenses, IRA contribution rules, and moving expenses.

Disabled veterans

There are resources available to disabled veterans to help them understand employment and retirement benefits. These resources help these veterans find out where to get free tax help. They can also find IRS forms and publications in formats accessible for people with disabilities.

Get free tax help

Most military installations offer free income tax assistance; contact your legal office for more information.  Veterans may also qualify for free tax help at locations nationwide if they meet income or age requirements.

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