Do you like tax season? I know several people that love doing their taxes and think of tax season as a holiday season!
I admit that I personally loath doing our taxes each year, but they must be done.
With that in mind, below you will find several resources to help you in preparing to file for the 2006 tax year. If you have specific tax questions, please contact the IRS, your accountant or your local military installation tax office for help. Your local military tax office should be announcing office opening dates and operating hours later this month.
DFAS Schedule for Release of 2006 Tax Statements (ie, what date you can expect your W-2s)
Military OneSource is offering free tax assistance and electronic filing again this year, however the Department of Defense has decided to switch from TurboTax to TaxCut by H&R Block. Information will be available on the Website beginning January 15, 2007. You can use it by visiting http://www.militaryonesource.com/ and following the link to "TaxCut by H&R Block".
Working with the Department of Defense, the Internal Revenue Service identifies taxpayers who are serving in a combat zone so that we may suspend compliance actions, such as audits or enforced collections, until 180 days after the taxpayer has left the zone.
Taxpayers qualifying for such combat zone relief may also notify the IRS directly of their status through a special e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org. They should provide name, stateside address, date of birth and date of deployment to the combat zone. They should not include any social security numbers in an e-mail. This notification may be made by the taxpayer, spouse, or authorized agent or representative.
The IRS cannot provide tax account information by e-mail. Therefore, we will send responses to any questions about the taxpayer's account by regular mail to the address we have on record for the person, within two business days. We may provide general answers to questions regarding the status of individual combat zone updates via e-mail.