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    Military Families Worried About Tax Bills After W-2s Show No Income Tax Withheld

    Military Families Worried About Tax Bills After W-2s Show No Income Tax Withheld

    Some troops and their families could be on the hook for a huge tax bill when they file returns, because their W-2s showed no federal income tax was withheld from paychecks last year.

    The Defense Finance and Accounting Service is denying a widespread issue of erroneous withholdings. But Military.com has seen at least six posts from military spouses on social media in recent days saying taxes weren't withheld in 2022 despite their spouses electing for the withholdings.

    With the tax filing season officially opened this week, anyone who didn't have taxes withheld from their paychecks could have to pay thousands of dollars they didn't budget for when they file their returns.

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    “My husband and I are both panicking,” one poster wrote. “He received his W2 but where federal tax withheld is, it shows no number. He had all the same deductions as everyone else. We don't know what to do and the people who are supposed to be fixing it just said ‘idk [I don't know] man' when my husband brought it up to them.

    “We can't afford to pay $5,000+ but they won't help us fix their mistake either,” they wrote.

    There are some circumstances in which service members are exempt from federal income tax, particularly if they are serving in a combat zone recognized by the . It was unclear whether any of the military families expressing concern fall under…

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