Category Archives: Military

No Repayment Needed

Today TaxMama® hears from Dave in the TaxQuips Forum, with an excellent question  (let me summarize).  “His friend’s daughter bought a home in 2008 subject to the First Time Homebuyer Credit repayment. During 2011, she was deployed to Iraq for 11 months. Can she file an amended return and have the entire balance of her repayment […]

Big Gain on Home – and Military Home Issues

Today TaxMama® hears from Joe in the TaxQuips Forum.  Joe has just returned from 30 years of service in the armed forces. He hasn’t lived in his home for most of that time, so it doesn’t qualify for the personal residence exclusion. Now it’s time to sell. And Joe has a few questions about the […]

Free Tax Help for Military Personnel and Their Families

Free tax return preparation assistance is available for eligible military members and their spouses. The IRS and U.S. Armed Forces participate in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, which provides free tax advice, tax preparation, return filing and other tax assistance to military members and their families. Here are five things you need to know […]

10 Tips to Ease Tax Time for Military

Courtesy of IRS Military personnel have some unique duties, expenses and transitions. Some special tax benefits may apply when moving to a new base, traveling to a duty station, returning from active duty and more. These tips may put military members a bit “at ease” when it comes to their taxes. Moving Expenses If you […]

Military Homebuyers Credit

Today TaxMama hears from Gloria in the TaxQuips Forum who needs clarification. She says “Military members have almost two more years to use the $8,000 tax rebate. They must have been stationed or deployed overseas for 90 days during 2009 (approximately). My question is whether the 90 days must be consecutive, or whether several short […]