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Is combat pay taxable?

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Combat pay is completely nontaxable for many military service members. Enlisted members, warrant officers and commissioned warrant officers can exclude all combat pay from their taxable income, but still have the option of including nontaxable combat pay to calculate eligibility for the Earned Income Tax Credit.

But the combat pay exclusion is limited for commissioned officers (other than commissioned warrant officers). Commissioned officers can only exclude up to the highest rate of enlisted pay (plus imminent danger/hostile fire pay) for each month of combat pay or hospitalization as a result of combat service.

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