As A Contractor Do I Qualify For The Special Combat Zone Extension?
Did you know as a contractor serving in a combat zone that you may qualify for special tax relief – a special combat zone extension? If you are a qualified contractor working in a combat zone, compliance actions with the IRS, such as audits or enforced collections, are delayed until 180 days after have left the combat zone. In addition, the deadline for filing tax returns, paying taxes, filing claims for refund and taking other actions with the IRS is automatically extended if you qualify.
If you are serving in a combat zone or a contingency operation in support of the Armed Forces, such as Red Cross personnel, accredited correspondents and civilian personnel acting under the direction of the Armed Forces in support of those forces, you may qualify for the combat zone extension.
If you are a contractor of the Armed Forces serving overseas in a combat zone – contact Tax Samaritan for a free quote or consultation or for help with the combat zone extension.
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