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Military Tax Prep
The holidays have passed, Valentine's Day is behind us and now we can look forward to the spring! Spring may feel far away for our friends enduring some brutal winter weather but it will be here soon, and with it comes tax season.
Don't let tax season get you down. There are plenty of options for military families to get great discounts (even free) tax services. Check these out and let us know if you know of any others!
Liberty Tax Service: Recognizing that taxes are the last thing you need to worry about, Liberty Tax Service is offering free tax preparation to veterans and active duty service members from February 17-February 23 at participating locations.
TurboTax: TurboTax is offering a "military edition" which includes free federal filing for all ranks. For E1-E5, there is also free state filing services and for E6+ and Officers, there is a discounted rate of $36.99. In addition to free filing, TurboTax is offering guidance for income, combat pay, BAS, BAH, state of residence, and is even offering an extra 10% on top of your federal refund in the form of an Amazon gift card.
TaxSlayer.com: TaxSlayer is offering all active duty military free online tax filing for both state and federal taxes. They are also including live phone support, a step by step deduction guide, major forms, and a real time tax refund calculator.
On Base Tax Centers: Many bases offer free tax services through their legal office. These volunteers will sit down with you and go through your tax filing together, answering questions and making sure you complete your filing quickly and accurately.