Notice to Veterans from Minnesota Revenue

If you or any Veterans you know where in a Combat Zone on January 1, 2014 or later remind them of this tax credit that will expire this month.

Glenn Pierce
American Legion Post 85

Over 1,400 military service members still eligible to claim 2014 military tax credit

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Credit for Military Service in a Combat Zone for service in 2014 will expire for most qualifying service members on October 15, 2018. The Minnesota Department of Revenue is reminding Minnesota service members to take advantage of the refundable tax credit before it expires. The 2014 credit is worth $120 per month, or partial month served.

The department recently sent letters explaining how to claim the credit to over 1,400 service members who may qualify. Service members have already claimed more than $1 million in refunds for the 2014 credit, with an average refund of $660.

To qualify for the credit, service members must meet all of the following requirements:

    Served in a combat zone or qualified hazardous-duty area anytime on or after January 1, 2014
    Were a Minnesota resident during the time of service
    Received combat pay which is exempt from federal and Minnesota income tax

To receive the credit, service members must send the following documents:

    Form M99, Credit for Military Service in a Combat Zone
    Corresponding Form DD-214 for each period of qualifying service
        If still on active duty, attach Leave and Earnings statements for each month of qualifying service.

Applications must be postmarked by October 15, 2018.

For more information on the military tax credit and to fill out the form, visit our website at  

Check out and share our video that explains who qualifies and how to claim the Credit for Military Service in a Combat Zone. Tax credits for service in a combat zone are also available for 2015, 2016, and 2017. For more information, visit the Members of the Military page on our website and sign up for email updates on military credits, application deadlines, and tax law changes.

For information on combat zone locations that qualify for the tax credit, visit the IRS website.

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