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Here's a tip from the IRS.


I'm Rich.

I'm a Navy veteran, and I work for the Internal Revenue Service.

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 be postponed for members of the military or naval service who are on duty outside the United States on the day the tax return is due.

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

If you're on active duty, you can deduct reasonable out-of-pocket moving expenses if the move was because of a permanent change of station.

In addition, out-of-pocket travel expenses, such as travel to reserve duty, are deductible 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 don't allow you to wear your uniform off duty.

IRS Publication 3, also known as the Armed Forces' Tax Guide, summarizes many of these special provisions.

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Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 03-Mar-2015