”Services are offered well past the tax deadline,” she said, noting that some service members may file extensions, have additional properties, are looking to sell their homes and other situations that are unique to military members.
”Tax consultants can let families know how to maximize their refund,” she added.
A particular advantage of using MilTax is the military tax expertise that the Military OneSource tax consultants bring with them to each session.
They are certified public accountants or enrolled IRS agents, she said. They are knowledgeable about costs incurred during permanent changes of station, living in more than one state during the year, how to navigate benefits survivors may be entitled to and other military-specific issues.
The tax consultants are up to date on tax-law changes that would affect service members.
”Something we’re constantly working on and striving to do within military community and family policy is to raise awareness about the services that are offered through Military OneSource, so we’re constantly letting people know what’s available, and that support is essentially an entitlement to them to help them live their best military life,” Smith said.
To use MilTax, visit the MilTax website (https://www.militaryonesource.mil/financial-legal/tax-resource-center/miltax-military-tax-services), call 800-342-9647 or live chat to schedule an appointment with a Military OneSource tax consultant.