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If all my income was from active duty military pay, and no

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If all my income was from active duty military pay, and no state tax was withheld, do I need to file a state return ( for the state of AZ)
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Megan C replied 1 year ago.

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In Arizona, your military pay is taxed according to the same rules that they are taxed at a federal level

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Therefore, combat pay is not taxable - but pay for hazardous duty pay, drills, hardship duty, and submarine pay are taxable except for in the event they were performed in a combat zone

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So, if you have military pay that is not from a combat zone, then you will owe tax regardless of whether or not it was withheld from your pay

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You can read more, here: http://www.azdor.gov/SearchResults.aspx?Search=military+pay

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You have to file a tax return, if you have over $15,000 of gross income, regardless of what your actual taxable income is. So, if you earned more than $15,000 you will still have to file a return even though you may be able to exclude all your military pay

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http://www.azdor.gov/Portals/0/Brochure/704.pdf

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There is another brochure about this topic.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.

On the brochure found at http://www.azdor.gov/Portals/0/Brochure/704.pdf


it states on question 6 that you do not need to file if all you income is from active duty military pay, and no state tax was withheld. Would't that mean I didn't need to file?


 

Expert:  Megan C replied 1 year ago.
Yes, that does mean that you do not need to file. You can refer the state revenue department to that brochure, which is from their Web site if you are having issues getting them to agree you don't need to file a return.

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Expert:  Megan C replied 12 months ago.
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Customer: replied 12 months ago.


Thank You for your help, just FYI the publication that you linked and I mentioned was correct , and the other other information that was submitted was incorrect. Was able to resolve the matter with the state.

Expert:  Megan C replied 12 months ago.
That's Great Don,

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