Your question relates to income tax but was it posted under the aviation law category (which could be the reason no one has responded yet). I would like to assist you, but I am not an expert in tax law. To further assist you, I am reclassifying it to the tax category, so that attorneys knowledgeable in that practice area would be more likely to see it and respond. (If this response was helpful, kindly indicate so. Thanks.)
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Surely there must be some kind of "bright-line" test as to when you were deployed. Ask your CO when your deployment began -- he/she should know.
Thank you for your service!
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Boots on the ground is the usual determination of being deployed and not receiving the orders.
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