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DEFINITION of 'Combat Zone'

An area designated as a war zone during a specified period. Members of the military do not need to claim taxable income they earn while working in a combat zone.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'Combat Zone'

Troops on active duty in a combat zone are also granted additional time to file taxes. Should they be injured carrying out their duties, any compensation they receive is protected under the combat zone tax break.

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