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CAn an army soldier accept a gift from another country? Do they have to report it on their taxes? Do they pay taxes?

Lawyer's Assistant: Are you overseas or stateside?

This is more of a general question so I would want to know in either situation—stateside and overseas.

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?

I an an attorny in private practice and a client asked me for her son.

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

She also asked if he retires and gets his pension and then later gets married does the future wife get added to the pension.

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Under US law, taxes are paid by the DONOR of the gift. So there are no taxes due on a gift to the recipient

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Is an army officer who is overseas allowed to accept a gift from another government as a thank you for in his service

They can. Again, and there is no tax associated with the gift.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Thanks.
If an army officer retires and takes his pension and the. Gets married a year later will his wife be added to the pension. So that she will receive a pension in case he does later.

That depends, did the officer elect SBP (survivor benefit plan) when they retired?

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