How much combat pay or special combat pay did you report in your adjusted gross income?
This is question 43e on the paper Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form.
Enlisted persons and warrant officers— Combat pay is nontaxable, and you should report zero for combat pay or special combat pay.
Commissioned officers—Combat pay in excess of the highest enlisted person’s pay (plus imminent danger/hostile fire pay) is taxable.
To calculate the taxable amount, use the total combat pay from your serviceperson’s leave and earnings statements and subtract the untaxed portion, which is reported in box 12 of the W-2 form with code Q.
Round to the nearest dollar. Don’t include commas or decimal points.