By checking the option "Combat Zone Special Processing" it will allow the taxpayer to file W-2's that may not list all of the standard information. This option also allows the taxpayer to use combat pay when calculating Earned Income Credit. This option is only available to those military taxpayers that are eligible. Follow these steps in your account to choose combat zone special processing:
- Basic Information
- Personal Information
- Additional Personal Information
- Check the box if the taxpayer or spouse served in a Combat Zone during the current tax year.
- Once this box has been checked, Combat Zone Special Processing appears you will choose which combat zone from the drop-down menu
- Then the date of deployment to the Combat Zone. If you served more than one period of time in a combat zone, enter the latest, or most current dates.
For more information regarding Combat Zone income and exclusions please review Publication 3, Armed Forces Guide.