Armed Forces Tax Benefits Benefits
Program DescriptionThis law allows tax benefits or relief for special tax situations of active members of the U.S. Armed Forces. Information on these special tax benefits for Armed Forces Personnel can be found in Publication 3, Armed Forces Tax Guide.
General Program RequirementsIn order to qualify for these Armed Forces benefits, you generally must be or have been in active military service and you must be a taxpayer who is interested in receiving tax information and tax preparation assistance.
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, Marine Corps 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.