Military Personnel Face New Battles at Home: The IRS

Tax professionals have a special duty to help. 

By Rick Telberg
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“Thank you for your service” isn’t enough.

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Active duty service members have plenty to worry about. In addition to the MREs, IEDs, and RPGs, there’s the IRS. Like all American workers, military personnel, including those in combat zones, have to pay taxes, but calculating what they owe can be as complicated as patrolling the streets of Mosul. A good tax preparer might be able to help these 2.1 million active duty, Reserve, and National Guard, but it takes a little extra training.