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What To Do With Your Tax Refund: Splurge or Save?

As you prepare your tax return this year, plan ahead. Will you be getting a refund and how will you use that money? According to a study conducted by Lab 42 for Navy Federal Credit Union, 75% of consumers with a military affiliation are expecting a tax refund this year. The top three ways consumers plan to spend their refund is to pay off debt, put in savings or buy electronics.1 If you plan to splurge with your refund this year, here’s a sma... more

HOR vs. SLR: What's the Difference?

There's no place like home, but when a member of the military is asked "What is your home of record (HOR)?" sometimes the answer isn't as simple as you might expect.  In fact, determining "home of record" can be quite confusing. Easily mistaken for the term "state of legal residence (SLR)," there are important differences for members of the military to understand so they can determine which term is most relevant for their current situation. I... more

State Tax Information

Below is information on state income tax rules, organized alphabetically by state. Information on U.S. territories and possessions is included at the bottom of the list. State Tax Information Alabama Maine Pennsylvania Alaska Maryland Rhode Island Arizona Massachusetts ... more

Tax Tips for Military Spouses

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Tax Tips for Military Spouses As a military spouse tax time can be a bit stressful to say the least. There are regular tax questions: What are the new changes to tax law? What can I deduct? Who can I claim? Then there is an entirely new set of questions because you're a spouse of a service member: How do I file our joint return with my service member deployed? What state do I file my taxes in? What benefits are we allowed as mili... more

Tax Tips for Two-State Residents

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Let's face it -- the American tax system isn't known for its simplicity. And the confusion factor just climbs higher when you lived or worked in more than one state during the year.  To help out, we've tracked down the answers to some of the most common cross-state questions. As you ponder your situation, remember that seven states have no income tax at all: Alaska, Florida, Nevada, South Dakota, Texas, Washington and Wyoming. 1. What if I l... more

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    There's good news for military families who plan to have children or currently raising them. There are a number of tax benefits available to those who claim a dependent child on their income tax re...  more

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    As a military spouse tax time can be a bit stressful to say the least -- here's answers to some of the most common questions.

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    Here's a look at the laws that could wage a multipronged attack on your wallet and what you can do to prepare.

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    Military families must contend with moving and child care issues -- and both of these issues can be very expensive. However, Permanent Change of Station (PCS) and the Child Tax Credits can help eas...  more

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