Tips for Taxpayers to Make Filing Easier:
The IRS urges filers to follow these steps to avoid unnecessary delays in processing and issuance of refunds:
Key Filing Season Dates:
There are several important dates taxpayers should keep in mind for this year’s filing season:
Tax Resources for Military Members, Veterans, and their Family Members:
The IRS has a variety of resources to help members of the military, veterans and their families navigate filing taxes while in the military.
Navy Volunteer Income Tax Assistance:
The Navy VITA program is operating one Tax Assistance Center (TAC) only at Recruit Training Center (RTC), Great Lakes, Ill. Veterans may qualify for free tax help at locations nationwide. Some community based organizations have income or age requirements. All service members, their dependents, and retirees are able to find a VITA location using: https://irs.treasury.gov/freetaxprep/
The RTC self-service TAC will allow customers to prepare and file their own taxes using software from Military OneSource (MoS) or IRS Free File Alliance, with IRS-certified volunteers.
For individuals unable to make it to the self-service TAC or who prefer filing their taxes from home, there is free access to the MoS software utilizing a personal computer or tablet. The software became available Jan. 19, 2021.
Customers will need the following items on-hand when preparing their taxes:
Subject specific information for the media
Events or announcements of note for the media
Official Navy statements
Given by Navy leadership
HASC, SASC and Congressional testimony
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