Financial & Legal
Managing money and legal affairs are part of mission readiness. Military OneSource provides strategies on consolidating and paying down debt, saving for retirement or college, and creating a financial plan that will lead to financial security. Link to installation legal services that protect you and your family from mishaps. And find out how Military OneSource MilTax free tax services can make quick work out of tax preparation and filing. Set financial goals for your future by tapping into the information and resources available through Military OneSource.
How to Deal with Special Tax Considerations
When major changes happen that affect your income or your assets — such as the death of a family member or the pending start of college — the last thing you want to consider is taxes.
25 Money-saving Tips for Military Families
Want to protect your hard-earned cash? Military discounts go a long way. Always ask retailers, restaurants, airlines, motels and other establishments, “Do you have a military discount?” Meanwhile, here are 25 other money-saving tips. Go ahead, wave your frugal flag.
Military Legal Resources Available to You
When legal issues arise, service members and their families have a number of resources at their fingertips, much of it free. Legal assistance is available whether you need an expert to review a contract, help with estate planning, finalize deployment-related legal documents, or get advice on mediation for child custody.
How Do I Report a Crime on the Installation?
Report the crime to the nearest military police agency, whether the victims are on a military installation or if military personnel were involved. Don’t take matters into your own hands if the situation is dangerous.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program
This year, take command of your taxes. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, provided through the Armed Forces Tax Council, provides coordinators for the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard.
Accessing and Troubleshooting MilTax Preparation and e-Filing Software
MilTax is available to service members, including members of the National Guard and reserves, immediate family members and eligible survivors. To ensure easy access to MilTax tax preparation and e-filing software, please review these tips and the included three-step guide to accessing the software.
Earn, Spend, Protect, Borrow, Save and Invest
During Military Consumer Month, and whenever you sit down to work on your financial goals, think through how you can maximize what you earn, spend wisely, protect your assets and be a savvy borrower, saver and investor.
11 Calculators to Help You Scope Out Your Personal Finances
Buying a car or appliance? Applying for a loan? Paying off debt? Saving for college? Take more control of your personal finances. Military OneSource has assembled 11 calculators to show you how to pay off debt and help you better manage life's financial decisions.
Three Ways to Get a Federal Tax Extension as a Service Member
If you can’t file your federal tax return by the April 15 – April 17, 2017 – deadline, then consider filing for an extension. Doing so is more common than you may think.
The Military's A+ Financial Benefits to Protect Your Future
As a service member, you've earned financial benefits to help protect your future.
On Your Side: Military Financial Support
Service members and their families have access to substantial resources to save money and manage your expenses. Learn more about ways to save and protect your family’s financial health with the following programs:
Master Your Taxes With Military OneSource MilTax
Service members and military families — here’s a benefit that helps you master your taxes. Free, easy-to-use MilTax software and support services can make quick work of tax time.
Ins and Outs of Filing Military Taxes When You Are Deployed
Deployed service members are expected to file their taxes. Fortunately, the Internal Revenue Service realizes service members and their families face unique circumstances and offers tools — and some special extensions — to make tax filing easier.
Military Saves Week: Invest in Your Future
Let Military Saves Week help you make a real investment of time and money in yourself. The annual observation – Feb. 26 to March 3 this year – encourages service members and their families, Department of Defense civilians, service providers and leaders to set a goal, make a plan and save automatically.
Hang on to These Eight Saving Tips for Your Next Paycheck
In the military, you learn to prepare for the future by using the tools at your disposal. Saving money falls into that preparation category.
Making Tax Filing Simple
T-A-X-E-S. It’s that time of the year again, and if there’s good news to be had, it’s that you have access to special assistance as a member of the military community in getting your taxes in order.
Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the Blended Retirement System
Get your questions about the Blended Retirement System answered.
Tax Tips and Trivia
Did you become an expert on capital gain exclusions before your last permanent change of station? Don't worry - as a service member, you have free access to MilTax, Military OneSource tax services.
Getting a Tax Refund? Seven Budgeting Tips to Make It Count
Getting a tax refund may seem like free money, but it’s not. A tax refund is money you worked hard to earn last year and overpaid to the government. So, before you let it burn a hole in your pocket, think about putting it to better use.
College Tuition and Taxes: What You Need to Know
Take advantage of tax savings if you are pursuing higher education. If you are a student or parent with an eye toward maximizing your tax deductions, make sure to connect with MilTax , Military OneSource tax services.