Tax Information for Members of the Armed Forces During the filing season there are questions about personal income tax filings for military personnel. Armed Services personnel serving in a designated combat zone are eligible for certain federal tax considerations, including an exclusion for active duty pay and extensions of time to file and pay. The issue that arises, of course, is whether the same treatment is accorded with respect to state income taxes. Rhode Island conforms to both the exclusion and the filing deadline extension. Please contact the Taxpayer Assistance Section at the Division of Taxation for more information. The telephone number is 401-574-8829, option #3 or email them at Tax.Assist@tax.ri.gov Related Link: Internal Revenue Service's Web site and tax information for military personnel and their families.