Military Tax: Income, Exclusions, Deductions, and Credits

Study Level: Intermediate
Delivery Method: Online self-study
Provider of Record: WebCE
Field of Study: Taxes
Tax Year: 2018
Prerequisites: Military Taxpayer Issues

Course Description:
This course focuses on the various types of pay and allowances received by members of the United States Armed Forces. You will learn which types of income, allowances, and benefits are includible and which are excludible from adjusted gross income. Additionally, there are several types of deductions and credits available to military members.
Certain types of non-military income can be of great significance to military members. The course will cover certain non-military sources of income often important to military members.

Additionally, the course covers certain military retirement and disability payment tax issues. Finally, you will learn about state income tax implications as well as Internal Revenue Service administrative matters such as tax forgiveness and filing requirements.

Learning Objectives:
After completing this course, students will be able to identify and apply:

  • rules related to includible and excludible military and non-military income
  • relevant military deductions and credits
  • issues related to savings and retirement plans
  • state income tax issues as they relate to federal income tax
  • filing tax returns and other administrative matters

Revised: Aug. 2018

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