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February 2015

Keep Your Tax Refund Safe From Scammers

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Getting a tax refund is even better than finding money in your pants pocket while doing laundry. But where there's money, there are scammers. And nothing kills the joy of finding money like having someone steal it from you. If you're getting a tax refund this year, be aware of these scams so that your money stays your money.

(Learn to avoid scams.)

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Tax Time — It Doesn’t Have to Be Difficult

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Filing taxes is a lot like planning for a military operation. It starts with planning — you plan your fight and then you fight your plan.

When it comes to tax time, a little preparation can go a long way.

(Ready, Set, Go.)


How Military Saves Week Can Help You and Your Family

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Feb. 23 - 28 organizations, businesses and individuals across America are teaming up with the Department of Defense to celebrate Military Saves Week.

(Learn more.)

Military Families Learning Network

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Service professionals, this site is for you. Military Families Learning Network helps military professionals grow through engaged online communities, professional development opportunities and social learning. The network offers education and curriculum activities, evidence-based information and more — all ready for you to access through a convenient website.

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It's Open Season on Tax Filing

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Hunt down your W-2 or 1099-R forms. They should have arrived by Jan. 31. It's time to take advantage of your no-cost tax service through Military OneSource. For eligibility requirements, a list of documents to gather and how to access the tax service, read the article, "Tax Services Available Through Military OneSource."

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Child Custody Considerations for Members of the Military

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Child custody issues can be sticky, especially for service members facing a deployment or change of duty station. But, putting it off until later won't make it any easier. A little planning can help you avoid a potentially messy situation.

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9 Tips for Healthy Parenting During a Move

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A little extra patience and getting your kids involved can make your next move way smoother.

(Make your move smooth and healthy.)

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7 Counseling Options for Service Members and Their Families

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Sometimes you need a trained ear and someone who understands the unique demands of military life.

(Find counseling options.)

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Military Saves Week

Did You Know?

February 23 - 28 is Military Saves Week. Visit Military Saves for savings calculators and financial resources.

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Monthly Focus

Holiday spending can wreak havoc on our finances. February is the perfect time to get back into the habit of saving.

Blog Brigade

PCSing overseas with an infant can be fun. Get some tips from a mom who has been there.

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Military OneSource Taxes

Did You Know?

Military OneSource no-cost tax filing and preparation software is now available.

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What You're Saying

What You're Saying

"Military OneSource has been a godsend throughout the deployment and post deployment. Thank you so much."

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From Military OneSource

Approximately 3,600 federal and state returns were completed daily using the Military OneSource tax preparation and filing software in February 2014.

Military OneSource Tips

Get on the road to a postsecondary education with the Post-9/11 GI Bill® and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Did You Know?

The Stephen Beck, Jr. Achieving a Better Life Experience Act of 2014 allows tax-free savings for disability-related expenses.

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