Ward encourages Vets, soldiers to apply for refundable tax credit
State Rep. John Ward, DFL-Baxter, is encouraging area veterans and soldiers to apply for a refundable tax credit before it expires. The credit is available to soldiers or veterans from Minnesota who served in a combat zone or hazardous duty area during 2008. The tax credit that could be worth hundreds of dollars, but expires on October 15, 2012 and thousands of soldiers and veterans who qualify have not yet taken advantage of this benefit.
As part of a tax credit that was enacted in 2006, the Minnesota Department of Revenue is paying $59 per month served in a combat zone or hazardous duty area during 2008 (the credit extends beyond 2008, but the credit that applies to 2008 is the part that will expire in October). To be eligible, individuals must have served in a combat zone or hazardous duty area at some point in 2008, and Minnesota must have been his or her home state at the time.
For more information, interested persons may call (651) 556-4710 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The application is form M-99, Credit for Military Service in a Combat Zone. Information on the credit, as well as the M-99, is available at the Department of Revenue website.