Supossively when you are OCONUS you do not pay taxes from your check. Well I am a deployed National Guard and we get most of our taxes back in our check at the end of the month. My question is can we still claim equipment bought for our "jobs" on our taxes? THe stuff we buy is tax free of course but I was not for sure if we could claim the item itself since it is not taxed? I am new to the whole tax thing. Usually someone else does them and I dont have anyone to ask that knows for sure. If I can claim it on my taxes, I need to know so I can start saving my receipts for my taxes.