Preparing, Filing and Refunds

Browse our library of helpful articles about tax filing in the military, including information on new tax laws, changes due to COVID-19, filing while deployed and ways to maximize your refund. Still have questions? Call Military OneSource at 800-342-9647 or live chat to schedule a free appointment with a MilTax consultant or a financial counselor. OCONUS/international? Click here for calling options.

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Filing State Income Taxes in the Military

Active-duty service members and spouses receive certain residency protections for taxes and voting under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act. There are slight differences for military spouses.

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Help Accessing MilTax 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 step-by-step guide to access the software.

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Here’s What You Need to Know About the New Tax Laws

The coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic led to some temporary changes in tax laws. These come on the heels of major tax reform – the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Learn how you can take steps now to maximize your benefits and protect against an unexpected tax bill or penalty next year.

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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.

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Advance Child Tax Credit 2021

As part of the American Rescue Plan, eligible parents may receive monthly payments of their child tax credit 2021 throughout the year.

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