Free Tax Preparation for Military Members Available Through Military OneSource

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Military members and their families can file their taxes for free through a special service offered by the Department of Defense. 

Military OneSource has partnered up with a leading tax software provider to provide free tax filing for military members and their families through MilTax,  a website offering online tax preparation and e-filing software designed to address military specific financial and tax situations. 

Since service members often must deal with special and personalized situations at tax time; like filing taxes in multiple states, living OCONUS, deployment, combat pay, travel allowances, etc. this special tax software is designed to assist them get the biggest refund they qualify for.

Related: State Tax Information for Military Members and Retirees

The software is easy-to-use and lets you work at your own pace, saving your calculations for later, letting you add more data and make changes before filing. Through a series of simple-to-answer questions, users complete their tax returns and can electronically file their federal and up to three state income tax returns straight from the website. No software downloads are necessary.

Calculations are guaranteed 100% accurate by the software provider, with money-back guarantee of up to $10,000.

In addition to providing military members with free and easy-to-use tax preparation and filing software, MilTax provides consultation services designed specifically for the military community, and an extensive knowledge center of articles and resources designed to help you prepare and file your taxes.

To get your 2020 W-2 form, necessary for filing your taxes, you should visit the myPay web site at where you can view and print it, and any other necessary forms.

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