Preparing, Filing and Refunds
Browse our library of helpful articles about filing taxes in the military, including information on new tax laws, filing while deployed and ways to maximize your refund. Still have questions? Call Military OneSource at 800-342-9647 or live chat to request a MilTax consultant or a financial counselor. OCONUS/international? Click here for calling options.
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.
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.
Here’s What You Need to Know About the New Tax Laws
Tax laws have changed, and they are likely to affect you. Learn how you can take steps now to maximize your benefits under the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and protect against an unexpected tax bill or penalty next year.
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.
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.
OCONUS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Locations
Service members and their families have earned something that few others have – easy access to free tax consultants and financial counselors with military expertise, along with secure online tax preparation and filing software.
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.
CONUS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Locations
Looking for an OCONUS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance location or a Certified Acceptance Agent at a military installation? Visit Military OneSource's OCONUS location listing.