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WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service has created a new section on its www.irs.gov Web site containing important information to help ensure members of the U.S. Armed Forces serving in a combat zone get all of the tax benefits available to them. The new information is available on the front page of the site by clicking on “Armed Forces Tax Benefits.” The new section highlights several special tax provisions that apply to those in combat, which can include extensions for filing tax returns and paying taxes and exclusion of some military pay from taxes.

Included is a special e-mail address for members of the U.S. Armed Forces, their spouses, authorized agents or representatives, which can be used to notify the IRS about someone serving in a combat zone.

For more information (in MS Word format):

IRS press release

IRS fact sheet


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