Q: I was told that I could get a military combat tax credit if I served in Iraq?
A: YES – If you served in a military combat zone in 2012 through 2015 you could be eligible for a refundable Minnesota tax credit worth $120 for each month of service. You have only until October 15, 2016 to apply for a credit for 2012 before it expires. You must meet all the qualifications:
1) Your home of record was MN during your months of service;
2) You served in a combat zone or a qualified hazardous-duty area anytime in 2012;
3) You received combat pay, which is exempt from federal income tax.
You need to complete form M99, and attach either your DD-214 (if you’re in the Guards, Retired or Discharged) or a copy of your Leave & Earnings Statement (if you are still Active-Duty).