Military OneSource’s MilTax suite of 100% free tax services is available to provide the military community with a remote option for receiving expert tax support and e-filing their 2021 taxes, the Defense Department announced today.
MilTax takes some of the stress out of filing taxes for service members and their immediate family, including spouses who may have experienced job loss, remote work, or changes in pay in 2021. A benefit from the Defense Department, MilTax includes free tax preparation and e-filing software developed specifically to address common military life scenarios, such as deployments, combat and training pay, housing and rentals, and multistate filing. The software walks users step-by-step through a series of questions to help them complete and file their federal return and up to three state tax forms.
Service members and spouses also have free access to MilTax consultants who are versed in recent changes to tax law and specially trained to know all the nuances of filing taxes in the military. They can help service members and their immediate families understand complex tax situations, such as tax forgiveness and refunds for surviving family members, extensions and deadlines, and much more, including COVID-19 pandemic-related tax changes.
“Tax season can be particularly stressful for the military community because of the unique aspects of military life that can impact their tax returns, and the pandemic continues to amplify the need for easy, remote and reliable tax support,” said Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy Patricia “Patty” Montes Barron. “Service members and their families have filed more than 270,000 federal and state returns using MilTax. The Defense Department is pleased to once again offer this easy-to-use, secure and accurate tax service that was developed specifically for our service members and their families.”
The MilTax tax preparation and e-filing software is available through Oct. 17, 2022. MilTax consultants are available year-round to answer questions.
For more information about the suite of MilTax services, call 800-342-9647 or start a live chat anytime to schedule an appointment to speak with a MilTax consultant or visit Military OneSource to get started filing your taxes.
About Military Community and Family Policy
Military Community and Family Policy is directly responsible for establishing and overseeing quality-of-life policies and programs that help our service members, their families, and survivors be well and mission-ready. Military OneSource is the gateway to programs and services that support the everyday needs of the 5.2 million service members and immediate family members of the military community. These Defense Department services can be accessed 24/7/365 around the world.
About Military OneSource
Military OneSource is a DoD-funded program that is both a call center and a website providing comprehensive information, resources and assistance on every aspect of military life. Service members and the families of active duty, National Guard and reserve (regardless of activation status), Coast Guard members when activated for the Navy, DoD expeditionary civilians, and survivors are eligible for Military OneSource services, which are available worldwide 24 hours a day, seven days a week, free to the user.