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Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day Tax Resources for U.S. Armed Forces (& Their Families, Employers)

Memorial_dayContinuing a TaxProf Blog Memorial Day tradition, I want to pass along links to the Tax Information for Members of the U.S. Armed Forces material maintained on the IRS web site:

The tax laws provide some special benefits for active members of the U.S. Armed Forces, including those serving in combat zones. For federal tax purposes, the U.S. Armed Forces includes officers and enlisted personnel in all regular and reserve units controlled by the Secretaries of Defense, the Army, Navy and Air Force. The Coast Guard is also included, but not the U.S. Merchant Marine or the American Red Cross. However, these and other support personnel may qualify for certain tax deadline extensions because of their service in a combat zone.

For dozens of links to military tax resources, see below the fold.

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Comments

While there is never a bad time to honor those who serve and have served in the military, it perhaps takes something away from the purpose of Memorial Day -- to honor those who died while in the service of their country.

A Veterans Day tradition of collecting tax resources for the living might be more appropriate, as well as more helpful a couple months before the start of another tax return filing season.

Posted by: Bob | May 30, 2011 11:12:23 AM