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.