Paul L. Caron

Monday, May 26, 2008

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

Memorial_dayContinuing a TaxProf Blog Memorial Day tradition (2007, 2006, and 2005), 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.

For more, see Don't Mess With Taxes and Mauled Again.  The Tax Foundation criticizes these special tax benefits for military personnel in Rethinking Veterans' Tax Benefits, by Gerald Prante.

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