Whether you’re doing taxes yourself or getting professional support from resources like Military OneSource MilTax or the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, the process can be a lot easier if you understand 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 software, telephone consultation with tax professionals who understand the unique tax challenges of military families and a library of articles on common military tax questions.
- The VITA program offers in-person tax assistance at military locations worldwide. VITA coordinators are specially trained to address military-specific tax issues like combat-zone benefits and applying Earned Income Credit guidelines.
- Publications developed for the military, like the Internal Revenue Service’s Publication 3, the Armed Forces’ Tax Guide.