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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Toolkit

Military tax experts are here to help with free assistance for eligible service members during tax season. With locations worldwide, VITA helps prepare and file taxes at no cost and provides in-person support answer any questions.. …
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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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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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Tax Tips From a MilTax Expert

Clear up questions surrounding 2022 taxes with a MilTax expert. Topics include rate changes, retirement changes, student loan relief, moving expenses and more.
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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.

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.