MILTAX: TAX SERVICES FOR THE MILITARY
This tax season, start with MilTax from Military OneSource and the Department of Defense. MilTax free tax services include tax prep and e-filing software and personalized support that address the realities of military life – deployments, combat and training pay, housing and rentals, multistate filings, living OCONUS and more.
Free Tax Prep and Filing Software
MilTax preparation and e-filing software is available mid-January through mid-October. Powered by an industry-leading tax service provider, it's designed to address situations specific to the military.
Connect With Military Tax ConsultantsHave a question in the meantime? MilTax consultants are specially trained to help with unique tax situations specific to service members and their families. Reach out 24/7 to schedule a consultation. You can also get in-person support at a Volunteer Income Tax Support Assistance, or VITA, office location.
Get Helpful Resources for Tax Season
As part of the American Rescue Plan, eligible parents may receive monthly payments of a portion of their 2021 child tax credit throughout the year.
To ensure easy access to this free MilTax tax preparation and e-filing software, review the tips included in this three-step guide to accessing the software.
With the breadth of information publicly available on Military OneSource, you may wonder why you need a Military OneSource account. Behind the Military OneSource login, you get access to many free tools and additional content. These include the MWR Digital Library, MilTax tax preparation and e-filing software, hourly childcare service options and more.
As a service member, the tax implications of combat pay, deployment or multiple moves can be daunting. However, these helpful hints can make tax time easier for you.
Active-duty service members and their spouses have certain protections under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, including protections about where you claim residency for purposes of taxes and voting.
Whether you're doing taxes yourself or getting professional support from resources like Military OneSource MilTax or the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, the process can be a lot easier if you understand important tax terms.
The coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic led to some temporary changes in tax laws. These come on the heels of major tax reform – the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Learn how you can take steps now to maximize your benefits and protect against an unexpected tax bill or penalty next year.