Military Tax Tips To Know Before You File

Don't miss out on benefits, deductions, and extensions you may have as a military member.

Ryan Guina is a veteran, small business owner, and writer over at The Military Wallet, a personal finance site for military members. I asked him if he had any advice and resources to share for the upcoming tax season and he came up big. He's collected everything he's got and summarized them here for you, along with the direct link for more information if it applies to you. Read on for:

  • Tax Filing Prep
  • Reporting Health Insurance Coverage under the Affordable Care Act
  • Travel Deductions and Expenses for National Guard and Reserves
  • Deployment Tax Benefits
  • Combat Pay Rules
  • Tax Deadline Extensions

General Tax Filing Information for Military

Free Tax Filing and Preparation for Military Members

Reporting Health Insurance Coverage on Your Taxes

How to Deduct Travel Expenses for National Guard and Reserves 

Deployments & Taxes

Tax Benefits of Deployment - Combat Pay, Tax Filing Extensions, and Much More

Tax Free Military Combat Pay Rules

Deployed Military Tax Deadline Extensions - IRS Rules & Regs

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About the author

Ryan Guina served 6.5 years in the USAF and now runs The Military Wallet and another personal finance website, Cash Money Life.The Military Wallet has been featured in US News & World Report, Yahoo! Finance, and You can find him around the web at, Ryan Guina on TwitterThe Military Wallet on Twitter, and on Google.