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Are wages earned during Marine OCS training for a student considered active duty?

I'm filing my son's tax return for 2017 and he has a W2 from Marine OCS training last year.  He doesn't commission until he graduates this year.  Is the pay from OCS considered active duty military pay?

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Are wages earned during Marine OCS training for a student considered active duty?

No. This is considered an internship program as it prepares marines for active duty.

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Are wages earned during Marine OCS training for a student considered active duty?

No. This is considered an internship program as it prepares marines for active duty.

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Are wages earned during Marine OCS training for a student considered active duty?

This is false, at OCS you are assigned "temporary active duty" while being medically cleared (the first few days), and then upon qualifying you are switched to "active duty".  His orders will state this very clearly.