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Hi, I’m Patti and I work for the IRS.

Did you know that there are dozens of tax provisions just for military members and their families?

For example, the deadline for taking care of certain tax matters, such as filing a tax return, can generally postponed for members of the military or naval service who are on duty outside the United States on the due date of the return.

Also, there are tax deductions that apply to the military.

If you’re on active duty, you can deduct reasonable, unreimbursed moving expenses, if the move was because of a permanent station change. 

In addition, unreimbursed travel expenses, such as travel to reserve duty, can be deducted if the travel is more than 100 miles away from home.

Finally, your unreimbursed uniform costs can qualify as a tax deduction too, if military regulations prohibit you from wearing your uniform off duty.

IRS Publication 3, which is also known as the Armed Forces Tax Guide, summarizes many significant military related laws and topics.

You can download it and much more at

Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 03-Mar-2015