Remember that you can also claim many of the same exemptions as civilians. When doing your taxes, do not forget to check out the credits and deductions that apply to civilian taxpayers, such as:
- Dependent and child care expenses
- Earned income credit
- Education expenses
For information on these and other possible tax benefits, check out IRS Publication 17, Your Federal Income Tax. This free publication takes you step-by-step through the tax return and helps you pay only what you owe.