We are in the last month of tax season and if you haven't already filed your return, chances are you have a few questions about the process. It seems like at least every other year my husband was at sea or far from home when it was time to file our taxes. I had the great fun of compiling all our tax documents and ensuring our taxes were filed.
If you find yourself having to file your taxes, either with or without your servicemember, the good news is there's help available.
Here are 3 great resources to help you file your taxes before the April 15th deadline:
Bring the following items to the VITA site to have your tax return prepared:
To file taxes electronically on a married filing jointly tax return, both spouses must be present to sign the required forms. If your spouse is far from home, you will need them to get a Power of Attorney granting you the authority to file your taxes.
Tax season can feel overwhelming and stressful. By using these resources, you'll be well on your way to filing your taxes before the deadline and receiving the right refund.
For more information on filing your taxes, please visit the related links below:
Keeping Track of your Tax Documents During a PCS
Income Tax Filing for Deployed Service Members PDF
VITA Tax Service - VIDEO from DoDLive.mil highlighting VITA centers for members living overseas
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