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13 Tax Tips Made for Military Life

As a service member, the tax implications of combat pay, deployment or multiple moves can be daunting. Military OneSource MilTax services – designed specifically for the MilLife – can make tax time easier‒ and help maximize your tax refund.

With MilTax, service members have quick access to consultants who are experts in the tax code and how it applies to military life, as well as easy and secure preparation and free tax filing software. All MilTax services are 100% free with no hidden surprises, so take advantage of MilTax to save money and time this tax season.

Tax Tip 1: Gather tax documents first. add
Tax Tip 2: Contact MilTax with your tax questions. add
Tax Tip 3: Determine if taking the standard deduction is a better deal for you. add
Tax Tip 4: Get tax credits, deductions and exclusions for your classes and much more. add
Tax Tip 5: Take advantage of the Military Spouse Residency Relief Act. add
Tax Tip 6: Get automatic tax extensions when you’re deployed. add
Tax Tip 7: Exclude home sale profits from your taxes. add
Tax Tip 8: Don’t worry about the penalty for not maintaining minimum essential health coverage. add
Tax Tip 9: Report and claim casualty losses from disasters. add
Tax Tip 10: Don’t ignore a corrected W-2 form. add
Tax Tip 11: Reach out if you spot an issue.add
Tax Tip 12: Know about tax deductions for reservists. add
Tax Tip 13: Remember your retirement plan contributions. add

Taxes are complicated. Remember that our 100% free MilTax services – both our expert military tax consultants and e-filing tax preparation software – stand ready to make tax season easy for you. Call 800-342-9647 for 24/7 help. OCONUS/International? Click here for calling options. Or live chat to schedule a consultation with a MilTax consultant or a financial counselor.