The Aug. 20 story about the $1,000 monthly involuntary extension incentive pay for the 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team should have said that anyone earning more than $6,499.50 per month in a war zone is subject to income tax. Thus, if the incentive pay pushes a soldier’s salary above that mark — and it would only for the Sergeant Major of the Army and some warrant officers and commissioned officers — then that soldier will pay taxes on any income above that level.

Sign Up for Daily Headlines

Sign up to receive a daily email of today's top military news stories from Stars and Stripes and top news outlets from around the world.

Sign Up Now