I was going to ask when they changed that. We paid taxes on my husband’s salary when he served. The only part that wasn’t taxed was the housing allowance.
Military pay received in a combat zone is not taxed. It requires an act of Congress but is always done when hostilities break out. The appropriations bill lays out what areas are considered combat zones and hence tax free and which areas are not.
A solider serving in Germany or States side would have his pay taxed. A solider serving in Afghanistan would not. As soon as the solider left Afghanistan, his pay would again be taxed (usually starting on the 1st of the month after he left the combat zone).
Been there, done that.
posted on 09/21/2012 11:10:47 PM PDT
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