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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The last day of any continuous qualified hospitalization for injury from service in the combat zone or contingency operation or while performing qualifying service outside of the combat zone (qualified hospitalization is any hospitalization outside the United States, and up to five years of hospitalization in the United States) In addition to the 180 days, the filing deadline is extended by the number of days that remained for filing the federal income tax return when the service member qualified for the extension.
Additionally, military personnel serving outside a combat zone but in a contingency operation (as designated by the Secretary of Defense) are also covered by IRC section 7508 even if they don't qualify for the IRC section 112 exclusion.
California tax law generally conforms to federal tax benefits for combat zones and qualified hazardous duty areas, including:
The certification must include the decedent's name and Social Security number, the date of injury, the DD and a statement that the individual died in a combat zone or from terroristic or military action outside the U.
TAX TIP #3: EXTENSIONS FOR SERVICE MEMBERS SERVING OVERSEAS BUT NOT IN A COMBAT ZONE
Under the California Combat Zone Extension (R&TC secs.
3, Armed Forces' Tax Guide, the following items received by a MAF are includible in gross income (unless the combat zone exclusion applies, as discussed below):
Members outside a combat zone whose service is in direct support of military operations in a combat zone, and who qualify for hostile fire pay, may also exclude their pay under IRC Sec.
That included Special Forces Teams in remote combat zone jungles.
There has not been a single instance of suicide in the combat zone.
Rose presents readers with a comprehensive examination of the naval contribution of the United States to Allied effort in the North Atlantic combat zone of World War I.
This is to address any possible problem or stress that may affect the performance; and medical and psychological health of soldiers assigned in combat zone,' he added.
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