MilTax: Free Tax Services - The Essentials

Military OneSource MilTax, a suite of free tax services provided by the Department of Defense, understands what military life means for taxes. Tailored for military life, MilTax offers:

  • Secure and free tax preparation and e-filing software that’s designed to leave no military service tax deduction or credit unclaimed.
  • Easy access to tax consultants with military expertise to answer your specific questions on military survivor tax forgiveness, filing extensions and more.
  • Free in-person tax preparation and assistance through MilTax-designated Volunteer Income Tax Assistance offices.
  • Quick access to other valuable services and resources such as free financial counselors, helpful articles and online resources.
  • Multiple, convenient ways to access MilTax benefits and resources.

Free tax preparation and filing services

MilTax e-filing software walks you through a series of questions to help you complete your tax return. This self-paced tax software allows you to access free technical assistance to complete and electronically file your federal return and up to three state tax forms. Calculations are 100 percent accurate – guaranteed by the software provider. It’s designed to address tax situations specific to the military.

 

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Specialized support

MilTax consultants understand the unique requirements related to service members. They can alert you to tax requirements and deductions related to military life, identify important tax regulations, maximize refunds, assist with completing the proper tax forms. They also can help you address special tax considerations including military survivor benefits and tax forgiveness, inheritance tax issues, college tax breaks and tax extensions.

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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

MilTax consultants offer assistance finding Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program locations where participants can self-file, sit down with a trained tax professional and have their taxes completed, or drop off their tax forms and return at a designated time to complete the filing. Find a VITA location near you.

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Financial counseling

Financial counselors and Miltax consultants are available by phone to support with financial issues such as budgeting, money management and debt consolidation, as well as provide guidance on how to maximize your refund.

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