Do Soldiers Get Taxed?

Conflicts both internal and external are a primary concern for the military and civilian branches of government. Littered throughout history do we get stacks of stories of these conflicts. Some even as volatile as a mere matchstick that can blow the world apart.

Two world wars that the earth has gone through, and everyone thinks there might even be a third, God forbid. Pain and Ruin, in physical and mental essence, is all there is that can be had on Victory Day. And who has the most of these?

The cavalry, the doughboys, the infantry, was their general designations that were given them back then, is the microcosm of any conflict that flared up at any time and at any part in the world. A lonesome man, a pawn, an expendable, trembling in terrible fashion, to save the country.

Soldiers. Boys, and even girls today, of a generally common economic standing seek redress in the service of the government to have decent money for a multitude of purpose back home or for their own person. It is by need that they come but never a preferential choice for the adolescent. 

There are several branches of the military forces of the Americans: army, navy, air force, marine corps, national guard, coast guard and space force. Many Americans resort to be employed in any of these services to seek higher and greener ground to live.

No matter which ground of service they went into, they are all soldiers; very much like the man in the first world war. They work and follow what is ordered upon them, by death or not in its execution.

Do Soldiers Get Taxed? One thing is sure: the meals are free. And the snacks as well! Drinks are open: sodas, coffee, colas, flavored water and an occasional beer? This is awesome! What a life!

The best thing upon the best thing is you get paid. How about that? You get free food, free housing, free medicine (if it does get serious) and you get money! You can save up everything, or part of it since you have R&R – rest and recreation – with your buddies to meet up with the locals.

By the time you serve your duty, you would have enough seed money to bankroll what is in your aspiration: a small business, finish college, or fix up the house with mom. It won’t be long, and this will be done then you can zoom through life with all intensity.

Sit on your hands, soldier, you just had a nightmare; atten-hut.

You shudder back into reality; you see the sun, not because of its light but because it is hot; the earth beneath your boots is dusty; and you sleep on a bunk with others in a tent, not in a hotel. 

The freebies are nothing but peanuts in return for the service you voluntarily, unquestioningly, give to your country. The government gives you money monthly, but it is taxable. As a taxpayer, your returns will be a bit more complicated than that of a civilian.

The balance seems askew, you might think. It is merely a matter of perception. So, make the most of your time in the service. Hone up your mechanical or technical skills in automotive, aviation, computers since you still have to pay your taxes.

Combat Zones. This is where the action revolves around, and because you are involved in it (as a messman or cook – don’t get your hopes too high) you get extra pay. That extra pay is non-taxable or tax exempt. You lucky chicken.

Combat zones are firstly designated by the Executive branch in the government for locations or countries where American forces are deployed for a certain period of time with classified objectives.

These may even include bodies of water where the American navy may be, such as, the Gulf of Aden, where Captain Black Sparrow may have hidden his loot.

 Injury or Disability. The federal government does not have a heart of stone, they are humans also, just like you. It is not only pills and Band-Aid they give you free, they can also stitch you up in a jiffy.

Taxation for maimed servicemen is detailed in a manner that requires contact with the IRS.

Veteran Taxation. Theanswer is more complex than the question. Pictured as a workflow, there will be too many limbs beneath the head; so, reach out to the IRS, they have some reliefs for you.

The Commander-in-Chief?  He is not exempt but he can be more savvy in this than you are and end up paying less than you do. 

As a soldier, a word with TURBOTAX for your tax returns won’t hurt your reputation.

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