Did you know as a contractor serving in a combat zone that you may qualify for special tax relief? If you are a qualified contractor working in a combat zone, compliance actions with the IRS, such as audits or enforced collections, are delayed until 180 days after have left the combat zone. In addition, the deadline for filing tax returns, paying taxes, filing claims for refund and taking other actions with the IRS is automatically extended if you qualify.
If you are serving in a combat zone or a contingency operation in support of the Armed Forces, such as Red Cross personnel, accredited correspondents and civilian personnel acting under the direction of the Armed Forces in support of those forces, you may qualify.
If you are a contractor of the Armed Forces serving overseas in a combat zone – contact Tax Planner CPA for a free quote or consultation.
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