Veteran Services: Education Questions

Education

You've earned the right to a higher education through your service in the U.S. Armed Forces. But how do you use your GI Bill benefits? Which version is right for you? The Legion can help answer questions about state and/or federal education benefits, who can use them, and how long.

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I currently attend a state university. I have been receiving the Post-9/11 GI Bill education benefits, and was wondering if they are taxable.

No, any veterans benefit paid under any law administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs should not be reported as income to the Internal Revenue Service. Per IRS Publication 970, "Payments you receive for education, training, or subsistence under any law administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) are tax free. Do not include these payments as income on your federal tax return."

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Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 2:57pm