A Note to myself - even though much of the available military paperwork (explanations) dealing with moving, AKA PCSing, is straight forward - some of it is difficult to decipherer. Transportation counselors and finance offices sometimes 'forget' to mention certain things. I should know better, really. I should have researched better and asked more questions before our last PCS.
I say this, why? Because although I did consider tax implications for our partial DITY, I was unable to find tax related information pertaining to partial DITY moves when I searched for it. I only found information on full DITY moves. I should have assumed that the information I did find pertained to both types of moves, but I did not. I feel like a total moron!
Yes, if you partial DITY or full DITY, you will get a separate W-2 to report as income. This one is mailed to you instead of being provided electronically. Moral here - It is better to know about and wait for the MIL PCS W-2 to come in the mail, than to have to do an addendum to your taxes. UGH!
Where was I when this term was changed? I normally pride myself in being updated on term changes, etc, but this one must have passed me by. I feel so behind the times. Sigh!
My girlfriend recently did a full DITY PPM and kindly reminded me that doing so put their family into a new income tax bracket! It doesn't work this way for everyone, but it is something to consider and research when pre-planning your move. I know that I will certainly keep that in mind the next time we PCS.
Note to self - do a better job of researching and asking questions in the future and be sure to internet search for DITY and PPM next time! Yes, there will be a next time - because I love to DITY. Dang it, I mean PPM!