Military Taxes | Special Tax Considerations
Tax preparation for the service member is often more complex than that of a civilian because of the implications of deployments, combat and training pay, housing and rentals, and multi-state filing. Major life changes like death or starting college also affect income and assets. Understand how special circumstances determine your taxes.
Ins and Outs of Tax Filing When You Are Deployed
Deployed service members are expected to file their taxes. Fortunately, the Internal Revenue Service realizes service members and their families face unique circumstances and offers tools — and some special extensions — to make tax filing easier.
The Military Spouses Residency Relief Act
Moving from place to place requires a lot of effort and changes. Two laws make it easier for military spouses regarding their residency, voting and state taxes.
How to Deal with Special Tax Considerations
When major changes happen that affect your income or your assets — such as the death of a family member or the pending start of college — the last thing you want to consider is taxes.
13 Tax Tips Made for Military Life
Did you become an expert on capital gain exclusions before your last permanent change of station? Don't worry - as a service member, you have free access to MilTax, Military OneSource tax services.
Income Tax and Rental Properties When You’re in the Military
Many military families end up owning rental properties, which can bring special tax challenges. Here’s what you need to know to understand the potential tax impact of your rental property.
College Tuition and Taxes: What You Need to Know
Take advantage of tax savings if you are pursuing higher education. If you are a student or parent with an eye toward maximizing your tax deductions, make sure to connect with MilTax , Military OneSource tax services.
Here’s What You Need to Know About the New Tax Laws
Tax laws have changed, and they are likely to affect you. Learn how you can take steps now to maximize your benefits under the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and protect against an unexpected tax bill or penalty next year.
Working in the Gig Economy: Taxes on Self-Employment
Many military spouses – and even some service members – have started a business or side job in today’s gig economy. Being your own employer means responsibility for additional taxes and tax reporting.
Tax Breaks for Families with Special Needs
If you are filing taxes on behalf of yourself or a family member with special needs, you may be eligible for certain tax breaks.