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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
If you can’t file your federal tax return by this year’s deadline, then consider filing for an extension. Doing so is more common than you may think.
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.
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.
As part of the American Rescue Plan, eligible parents may receive monthly payments of their child tax credit 2021 throughout the year.