Combat Zone


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Combat Zone

A place where a war is taking place. If the U.S. Department of Defense designates an area is a combat zone, troops deployed there are not required to pay income taxes on earnings made while there. Likewise, any income earned while treating an injury sustained in a combat zone is tax-free.
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Armed forces enlisted personnel at the grade of commissioned warrant officer or below may exclude from gross income all compensation for a month during any part of which the individual served in a combat zone or was hospitalized because of injuries received while serving in a combat zone.
Military taxpayers filing on extension should alert the FTB when they do file by writing in red ink on top of their tax return or payment: "Combat Zone: Operation Iraqi Freedom" (or the name of the specific combat zone served in).
In addition, service in a combat zone includes any periods an armed forces member is absent from duty due to sickness, wounds, leave or internment by the enemy or other lawful cause.
MAFs deployed overseas away from their permanent duty station and serving as support personnel for Operation Allied Force are treated as if they are in a combat zone for the deadline extension purposes.
TAX TIP #2: EXTENSIONS FOR SERVICE MEMBERS SERVING IN A COMBAT ZONE
He said: "To send soldiers into a combat zone without basic equipment is unforgivable, inexcusable and a breach of trust between the soldiers and those who govern them.
MC4's ability to meet new and emerging needs in the combat zone has enabled the capture of 1 million electronic medical records--a number that speaks volumes on its personal and global impact.
When the CRSC law was passed, "combat-related" was defined as any injury or illness incurred in a combat zone or performing tasks related to combat, such as training for deployment or hazardous assignments like parachuting out of airplanes.
With Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom we had our troops coming home overnight - one day they're in the combat zone and just 24 or 48 hours later they would be home.
MAFs and taxpayers serving in support of the Armed Forces in a designated combat zone are granted a 180-day extension under Sec.
Military Reserves who have served in a combat zone for at least 181 consecutive days since May 3, 2005.
The new initiatives will award two points towards advancement for an IA serving in a designated combat zone (Iraq, Afghanistan, HOA) for a period greater than 179 days.
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