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12 Tax Tips Made for Military Life

As a service member, the tax implications of combat pay, deployment or multiple moves can be daunting. However, free access to Military OneSource MilTax services – designed specifically for the MilLife – can make tax time easier for you.

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, secure and free tax preparation and e-filing software. Take advantage of MilTax services to save money and time this tax season.

Tax Tip 1: Gather tax documents first. add
Tax Tip 2: Contact MilTax for tax relief. add
Tax Tip 3: Get tax credits for your classes. add
Tax Tip 4: Take advantage of the Military Spouse Residency Relief Act. add
Tax Tip 5: Get automatic tax extensions when you’re deployed. add
Tax Tip 6: Exclude home sale profits from your taxes. add
Tax Tip 7: Report and claim casualty losses from disasters. add
Tax Tip 8: Itemize non-cash charitable contributions like clothes and volunteer travel expenses. add
Tax Tip 9: Get special tax considerations for combat pay. add
Tax Tip 10: Know about tax deductions for reservists. add
Tax Tip 11: Remember your retirement plan contributions. add
Tax Tip 12: Find answers to common questions with official IRS resources. add

Taxes are complicated. Remember that our 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. OCONUS/International? Click here for calling options. Or live chat with our consultants today.