Tax services provide valuable assistance and peace of mind

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On January 7, 2014, Military OneSource launched the free electronic filing tax service. File your federal and state taxes online for free!

In recognition of the complicated nature of filing taxes as a military service member and in support of financial readiness, the Department of Defense offers tax consultation and e-filing services through Military OneSource at no cost to service members and their eligible family members. These valuable tools and resources are provided as part of the Family Readiness System.

Eligible service and family members have access to a no-cost tax preparation filing service, which allows users to complete and electronically file federal and up to three state tax returns with the support and experience of professional tax experts. The tax preparation software is easy to use, and filings are backed by a 100 percent accuracy guarantee.

In addition to filing services, Military OneSource tax consultants provide specialized support to help service members and their families understand the unique tax requirements related to military personnel. Consultations can also help service members maximize their refunds and get connected to additional resources and services of benefit to them, such as no-cost financial counseling services, which can include basic budgeting, money management, debt consolidation and housing issues (being behind on mortgage payments or facing potential foreclosure). Tax consultants are available to service members and their families at no cost by calling Military OneSource at 800-342-9647.

Military OneSource tax consultation and e-filing services promote the financial readiness of service members and their families by making them feel confident that their taxes are completed accurately, by helping them to successfully meet financial obligations and by assisting them with their savings goals. To learn more above the Military OneSource tax consultants and the tax preparation and filing program, service members and their eligible family members can review the Frequently Asked Questions found on the Military OneSource website.