The tax laws provide some special benefits for active members of the U.S. Armed Forces, including those serving in combat zones.
For federal tax purposes, the U.S. Armed Forces includes officers and enlisted personnel in all regular and reserve units controlled by the Secretaries of Defense, the Army, Navy and Air Force.
The Coast Guard is also included, but not the U.S. Merchant Marine or the American Red Cross.
However, these and other support personnel may qualify for certain tax deadline extensions because of their service in a combat zone.
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