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MilTax: Free Tax Services


Military OneSource MilTax is a suite of free tax services provided by the Defense Department. It includes tax prep and filing software tailored for military life and comes with personalized support from tax consultants trained in military-specific tax situations.

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What MilTax offers

Tailored for military life, MilTax offers:

  • Secure and free tax preparation and e-filing software that’s designed to leave no military service tax deduction or credit unclaimed.
  • Easy access to tax consultants with military expertise to answer your specific questions on military survivor tax forgiveness, filing extensions and more.
  • Free in-person tax preparation and assistance through MilTax-designated Volunteer Income Tax Assistance offices.
  • Quick access to other valuable services and resources such as free financial counselors, helpful articles and online resources.
  • Multiple, convenient ways to access MilTax benefits and resources.
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Enlist free, one-on-one help from MilTax experts.

Call 800-342-9647 to schedule a consultation.


Military OneSource services, including MilTax, are available to Defense Department service members, immediate family members and survivors. Eligibility may vary in certain circumstances. Learn who is eligible. To access MilTax, your eligibility will be verified through the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System, or DEERS.

MilTax e-filing software is available mid-January through mid-October.

The MilTax software is self-paced, walking you through a series of questions to help you complete your tax return.

Yes, you can file your federal return and up to three state tax forms for free.

Yes, MilTax was designed for military members. Calculations are 100% accurate and guaranteed by the software provider.

MilTax consultants understand your unique circumstances. They can alert you to tax requirements and deductions related to military life, identify important tax regulations, maximize refunds and assist with completing the proper tax forms. They also can help you address special tax considerations including military survivor benefits and tax forgiveness, inheritance tax issues, college tax breaks and tax extensions.

MilTax consultants offer assistance finding Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program locations where participants can self-file, sit down with a trained tax professional and have their taxes completed, or drop off their tax forms and return at a designated time to complete the filing. Learn more about the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, visit the VITA website, or use the locator to find a VITA location near you.

Yes. Financial counselors and Miltax consultants are available by phone to support with financial issues such as budgeting, money management and debt consolidation, as well as provide guidance on how to maximize your refund. Learn more about financial counseling or schedule a session with a financial counselor by calling Military OneSource at 800-342-9647.

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