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Free income tax assistance

The IRS wants military members and their spouses to know they may be eligible to receive free tax return preparation assistance. The U.S. Armed Forces participates in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program and provides free tax advice, tax preparation, return filing and other tax assistance to military members and their families.

Also check this IRS page dedicated to those who serve in the U.S. Armed Forces.

Military OneSource
If you have questions about this tax service or about your own tax returns, please call 1-800-342-9647 and ask to speak with a Military OneSource tax counselor. Trained tax counselors are available 7 days a week from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., EST. For online assistance with questions about deductions, exemptions and filing deadlines, send inquiries to [email protected].

Free income tax return preparation

Legal Assistance Center (Army installations)
Every Army post has a Legal Assistance Center which also operate tax centers, with free income tax preparation and electronic filing for Active Duty Soldiers, dependents and military retirees.

Legal Assistance (Navy)
The Navy tax assistance program assists military members and their dependants to file their tax returns free of charge with the help of volunteers trained and certified by the IRS.

Tax Center (Marine Corps bases)
Marine Corps bases have Tax Centers that offer free income tax return preparation assistance.

If your household earned less than $66,000 in 2018, you can file both your federal and state returns for free using MyFreeTaxes.com. This is the only free, national, online tax filing product offered by a nonprofit. United Way has made it available to over 100 million U.S. taxpayers as part of our fight for the financial stability of every person in every community.

USAA and TurboTax
Free for E1-E5, Discounts for E6 and above - Get specific guidance for military-related expenses, expert help and special savings with TurboTax. E1-E5 file for no charge with TurboTax Free or Deluxe, all other ranks save up to $20 on federal products.

TurboTax Military Edition
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