Military Members and Families

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As a member of the military, not all of your pay and benefits are subject to tax.

Military members and their families don't pay tax on living allowances, the value of provided quarters, dependent care assistance programs, or combat pay, among other things.

You may also have more time to file as a member of the military.

If you or your spouse is on duty outside the U.S. or in Puerto Rico, you have an extra two months to file - without even filing for an extension. You can still get an additional four months to file if you file for an extension via Form 4868. If you are in a combat zone, you receive even more extra time to file - generally your return is due 180 days after your last day in a combat zone or your last day in a hospital for injuries sustained in a combat zone.


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Upcoming Tax Dates

December 10 — Communications and air transportation taxes under the alternative method.
Deposit the tax included in amounts billed or tickets sold during the first 15 days of November.

December 11 — Employees who work for tips
If you received $20 or more in tips during November, report them to your employer Details

December 14 — Regular method taxes
Deposit the tax for the last 15 days of November.

December 15 — Corporations
Deposit the fourth installment of estimated income tax for 2016 Details

December 15 — Social security, Medicare, and withheld income tax
If the monthly deposit rule applies, deposit the tax for payments in November.

December 15 — Nonpayroll withholding
If the monthly deposit rule applies, deposit the tax for payments in November.

December 25 — Everyone
Federal Holiday (Christmas Day) Details

December 28 — Communications and air transportation taxes under the alternative method
Deposit the tax included in amounts billed or tickets sold during the last 15 days of November.

December 29 — Regular method taxes
Deposit the tax for the first 15 days of December.

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