Free Help to Make Taxes Less Taxing

Washington Report

(February 7, 2017) Service members and their families can access free tax-filing software and consultations to help them submit their annual taxes, according to information from the National Guard Bureau.

Military members and their families can visit the Military OneSource website at www.militaryonesource.mil,  or call 1-800-342-9647 for the no-cost MilTax software, said Erika Slaton, a program analyst with Military OneSource. The MilTax software, previously known as Military OneSource Tax Services, was created with the military in mind, Slaton said.

Tax consultants are available via phone, Slaton said. The tax consultants can inform users about the unique tax benefits available to service members and their families. MilTax consultants are experts on the nuances of the law and can help users get the tax credits they earned and deserve.

MilTax is confidential and secure, Slaton said.   

Those eligible for MilTax include members of the Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines and National Guard. Retired and honorably discharged members are authorized for up to 180 days past their separation.

The deadline to file taxes this year is Tuesday, April 18.