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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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three years in combat zone, two years in a peace station and again three years in combat.
In a move that acknowledges the massive mental strains of fighting simultaneous wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, President Obama has decided to send condolence letters to the families of military service members who commit suicide in a combat zone.
Carter said, is to "discourage the inadvertent use of aspirin" in combat zones.
The Savings Deposit Program is an excellent way for Sailors and other service members to set aside some money and earn a great guaranteed interest rate while serving in a combat zone," said David DuBois, deputy director, Fleet and Family Support Programs, Commander Navy Installations Command (CNIC), Washington.
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.
Given the evidentiary difficulties facing stateside civilian prosecutors with regard to criminal investigations in overseas combat zones, it is no surprise that US Attorneys have been hesitant to prosecute under MEJA.
It continued, "The change in designation also means that these National Guard members will lose their combat zone tax exclusion for their active duty pay; their re-enlistment bonus; their leave pay; and other entitlements.
COMBAT ZONES I HAVE WORKED IN: El Salvador, Ethiopia, Vietnam.
This article, based on the experience of those civilians, should prove useful to Federal civilian employees who may deploy to combat zones in the future.
Defence chiefs have banned a broadcaster from "embedding" its reporters with troops in combat zones in a row over its coverage of the medical treatment of troops.
A special feature of the TSP is that money contributed by service members while they're in combat zones will never be taxed, even if it is withdrawn early.
Armed Forces serving in combat zones or hospitalized as a result of injury while serving in a combat zone qualify for the combat pay exclusion; see Sec.
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