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MilTax: Tax Services for the Military

MilTax preparation and e-filing software is available mid-January through mid-October. Powered by an industry-leading tax service provider, it’s designed to address situations specific to the military. This easy-to-use, self-paced tax software walks you through a series of questions to help you complete and electronically file your federal return and up to three state tax forms. Calculations are 100% accurate – guaranteed by the software provider.

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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.

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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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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 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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Tax Breaks for Families With Special Needs

If you are filing taxes on behalf of yourself or a family member with special needs, you may be eligible for certain tax breaks.

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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.

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How to Deal with Special Tax Considerations

When major changes happen that affect your income or your assets — such as the death of a family member or the pending start of college — the last thing you want to consider is taxes.

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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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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.

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Working in the Gig Economy: Taxes on Self-Employment

Many military spouses – and even some service members – have started a business or side job in today’s gig economy. Being your own employer means responsibility for additional taxes and tax reporting.

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PCS and Taxes: Deducting Military Moving Expenses

Service members who move due to a permanent-change-of-station move may be eligible to deduct some of their unreimbursed moving expenses from their federal income tax returns. Most moving costs are covered by military allowances, so you’ll want to save your receipts and log your expenses to calculate any possible deduction at the end of the tax year.

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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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Ins and Outs of Tax Filing When You Are Deployed

Deployed service members are expected to file their taxes. Fortunately, the Internal Revenue Service realizes service members and their families face unique circumstances and offers tools — and some special extensions — to make tax filing easier.

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Income Tax and Rental Properties When You’re in the Military

Many military families end up owning rental properties, which can bring special tax challenges. Here’s what you need to know to understand the potential tax impact of your rental property.

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College Tuition and Taxes: What You Need to Know

Take advantage of tax savings if you are pursuing higher education. If you are a student or parent with an eye toward maximizing your tax deductions, make sure to connect with MilTax , Military OneSource tax services.

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Accessing and Updating Your Military OneSource Account

With the breadth of information publicly available on Military OneSource, you may wonder why you need a Military OneSource account, how to update your password or who to contact if you need help troubleshooting your account. Behind the Military OneSource login, you get access to many tools and additional content.

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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.