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Wisconsin Armed Forces Member Credit

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Wisconsin Armed Forces Member Credit

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Fill in any amount included as income on your federal tax return that is a recovery of a federal itemized deduction from a prior year for which you did not receive a Wisconsin tax benefit.


Example You claimed an itemized deduction on your 2013 federal tax return for a casualty loss of $2,000. You could not claim the casualty loss for the itemized deduction credit on your 2013 Wisconsin income tax return. During 2014 you received a reimbursement of $1,000 from your insurance company for part of the casualty loss. The $1,000 reimbursement is included on your 2014 federal tax return as a recovery of an amount previously claimed as an itemized deduction. Because you did not claim the casualty loss for the itemized deduction credit for Wisconsin for 2013, the $1,000 is not taxable to Wisconsin for 2014. Fill in the $1,000 recovery on The armed forces member credit is available to certain members of the U.S. armed forces. You may claim the credit if you meet all of the following:

  • You were on active duty, and
  • You received military pay from the federal government in 2014, and
  • The military pay was for services performed while stationed outside the United States.


Note You may not claim the armed forces member credit if you were on active duty as a member of the Reserves or National Guard and you excluded certain military pay from your income. See Item 20 on page 19 of the instructions for information on the exclusion.
The credit is equal to the amount of military pay you received for services performed while stationed outside the United States, but not more than $300. If you are married filing a joint return and both spouses qualifline 11.


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Views: 646 Created on: Jun 15, 2013
Date updated: Aug 25, 2015
Posted in: STATES, Wisconsin

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