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Preparing, Filing and Tax Refunds – The Essentials

T-A-X-E-S. A five letter word that doesn’t have to bring on a feeling of dread. Be proactive and strategic about the way you prepare and file your taxes and how you spend your refund. As a service member or family member, take advantage of easy access to free tax consultations and financial counselors with military experience, along with secure online tax preparation and filing software.

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Military OneSource MilTax – Benefits

Military OneSource provides service members and their families with free, easy access to a suite of tax services, including easy-to-use tax preparation and e-filing software designed to address military-specific situations, and information and resources on a variety of tax-related topics.

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Getting a Tax Refund? Seven Ways You Can Put it to Good Use

Getting a tax refund may seem like free money, but it’s not. It’s money you worked hard for and are entitled to get back from the government. As you decide what to do with your refund ─ whether you are looking to help secure you financial future or otherwise ─ consider these options.

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MilTax: Free Tax Return Filing Help for Your Service Member

If your service member has recently entered the military, you may now lose the ability to claim them as a dependent. On top of that, this may be the first time your loved one has ever had to file a tax return.

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Taxes — Resources

As a service member or eligible family member, you can take advantage of several resources and services that can make tax time easier. Tap into 100% free tax and financial counseling, secure online preparation and free tax filing, and information. …
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Military OneSource MilTax: Frequently Asked Questions

MilTax is a suite of free tax services for the military from the Defense Department that includes easy-to-use tax preparation and e-filing software, personalized support from tax consultants and current information about filing taxes.

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Making Tax Filing Simple

T-A-X-E-S. It’s that time of the year again, and if there’s good news to be had, it’s that you have access to special assistance as a member of the military community in getting your taxes in order.

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Tax Extensions for Survivors

If you’re a survivor of a service member who has died on active duty, you may have the option of taking extra time to file your tax return.

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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program

This year, take command of your taxes. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, provided through the Armed Forces Tax Council, provides coordinators for the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard.

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MilTax: Free Tax Services – The Essentials

Better than any other tax service available, MilTax, Military OneSource tax services, understands what military life means in regard to taxes and offers free consultations and quick, accurate and flexible electronic filing options to eligible service members.

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Help Accessing MilTax Software

MilTax is available to service members, including members of the National Guard and reserves, immediate family members and eligible survivors. To ensure easy access to MilTax tax preparation and e-filing software, please review these tips and the included step-by-step guide to access the software.

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Tax Terms Defined for the Military

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.

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Special Tax Considerations – The Essentials

Tax preparation for the service member is often more complex than that of a civilian because of the implications of deployments, combat and training pay, housing and rentals, and multi-state filing. Major life changes like death or starting college also affect income and assets. Understand how special circumstances determine your taxes.

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Tax Forgiveness

After the death of a loved one, the last thing you want to think about is taxes. However, the government may entitle your loved one to tax forgiveness. Learn more about tax forgiveness.

Master Your Taxes With Military OneSource MilTax

Service members and military families — here’s a benefit that helps you master your taxes. Free, easy-to-use MilTax software and support services can make quick work of tax time.

MilTax Software

The secure and confidential MilTax e-filing software is provided by the DOD. It walks you through a series of questions to help you accurately complete your tax return. MilTax is tailored to military life – so you get all the tax deductions and credits you qualify for.

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16 Tax Tips Made for Military Life

As a service member, the tax implications of combat pay, deployment or multiple moves can be daunting. This tax season you may also have questions related to the COVID-19 pandemic and federal relief efforts. Military OneSource MilTax services — designed specifically for the MilLife — can make tax time easier — and help maximize your tax refund.

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Filing State Income Taxes in the Military

Active-duty service members and spouses receive certain residency protections for taxes and voting under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act. There are slight differences for military spouses.

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Advance Child Tax Credit 2021

As part of the American Rescue Plan, eligible parents may receive monthly payments of their child tax credit 2021 throughout the year.