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.
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Start with Military OneSource MilTax for information on free tax filing in the military. MilTax is a suite of free tax services for the military community, including personalized support from tax consultants, easy-to-use tax preparation and e-filing software, and helpful information on filing your tax return in the military. MilTax services are designed to address the realities of military life – including deployments, combat and training pay, housing and rentals, and multistate filings – and to increase your chances of getting a tax refund.
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Service members who move due to a permanent-change-of-station move may be eligible to deduct some of their unreimbursed moving expenses from their federal income tax returns. Most moving costs are covered by military allowances, so you’ll want to save your receipts and log your expenses to calculate any possible deduction at the end of the tax year.
Many military spouses – and even some service members – have started a business or side job in today’s gig economy. Being your own employer means responsibility for additional taxes and tax reporting.
MilTax is a suite of free tax services for the military from the Department of Defense, including easy-to-use tax preparation and e-filing software, personalized support from tax consultants, and current information about filing taxes in the military.
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.