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Tax Terms Defined for the Military

Whether you are doing your own taxes or getting professional support from resources, such as Military OneSource MilTax or the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, the process can be a lot easier if you understand some important tax terms.

Tax definitions for military life

Be prepared for tax time with these tax definitions:

Free tax resources for the military

Make tax time easy with these no-cost tools built for the military:

  • Military OneSource MilTax is a suite of free tools to help simplify the process of filing your income tax return. It includes free tax preparation and e-filing software, telephone consultations with tax professionals who understand the unique tax challenges of military families and a library of articles covering common military tax questions.
  • The VITA program offers in-person tax assistance at many military locations. VITA coordinators are specially trained to address military-specific tax issues, such as combat-zone benefits and applying Earned Income Credit guidelines.
  • Publications developed for the military, such as the IRS’s Publication 3, the Armed Forces’ Tax Guide.

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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