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Military taxes: 9 tax tips for members of the armed forces

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Being a member of the armed forces includes many challenges, including filing taxes. U.S. military personnel, whether on active duty or reserve service, must follow the country’s general tax rules.

Military personnel tax duties, however, can sometimes be more complicated than those faced by civilians. There are different types of income that servicemen and women receive, as well as frequent moves to posts, both domestic and overseas.

Plus, the issue of combat affects not only families, but also military members’ taxes.

Here’s an overview of some issues concerning military taxes, along with tips on how to deal with them.

And thank you for serving our country!