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Free Tax Filing & Preparation Services for Military Members

4 January 2024 by

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We hate to be the bearer of bad news but Tax Season is here! Taxes are due Monday, April 15, 2024!

Don't let tax season stress you out.  Take advantage of Free tax filing services. 

(1) Military OneSource MilTax

Taking command of your taxes is easy with Military OneSource MilTax, a suite of free tax services provided by the Department of Defense, designed exclusively for our military community to take the hassle out of tax time. Tailored for military life, MilTax offers:

  • Secure and free tax preparation and e-filing software that’s designed to leave no military service tax deduction or credit unclaimed, available mid-January through mid-October
  • Easy access to tax consultants with military expertise to answer your specific questions on military survivor tax forgiveness, filing extensions and more
  • Free in-person tax preparation and assistance through MilTax-approved Volunteer Income Tax Assistance offices
  • Quick access to other valuable services and resources, such as financial counselors, helpful articles and online resources
  • Multiple, convenient ways to access MilTax benefits and resources.

Service members, including members of the National Guard and reserves, immediate family members, and eligible survivors can access MilTax to make quick work of tax time. No need to pay for outside tax assistance and tax preparation software, going it alone or risk missing specific military tax breaks. MilTax is made for military life, so you get more.

Get free, secure tax preparation and e-filing software

From mid-January to mid-October, use MilTax e-filing software to prepare and file your taxes online. The secure and confidential software, accessed through the Military OneSource website, walks you through a series of questions to help you accurately complete your tax return. The software is tailored to military life – addressing scenarios that civilians rarely encounter, from combat pay to multiple moves, so you get all the tax deductions and credits you deserve. This is a benefit you’ve earned through your military service.

You can work anytime, anywhere, at your own pace. Plus, calculations are guaranteed to be 100 percent accurate by the software provider.

Learn more about MilTax

(2) TaxSlayer Military Offer

Our military offer includes: FREE federal Return for Active Duty Military.  Everything you need to file your federal tax return for $0.

Prepare, print, and e-file
Start, prepare, and file your federal return with confidence. Plus switching is easy – upload a return from another tax service.

All deductions & credits
Get all the tax breaks you deserve – children or dependents, homeowners, retirement income, interest, dividends, investments and more.

All income types
Tax filing for all tax situations – no forced upgrades or form restrictions. Everything you need included.

Fast fill your info
Save time and fast fill your return with last year’s info. Plus import your W-2 and we’ll autofill your income, wages, and more.

IRS inquiry assistance
We will work with you to resolve IRS inquiries regarding your federal return for up to one year after the IRS accepts your e-file.

100% accuracy guaranteed
We guarantee 100% accurate calculations (includes tax law changes). Get support and assistance when you need it.

We guarantee you will receive the maximum refund you are entitled, or we will refund you the applicable TaxSlayer purchase price paid.

Zero out-of-pocket fees
We offer you the option to deduct your TaxSlayer filing fees directly from your federal tax refund.

100% accuracy guaranteed
We stand behind our always up-to-date calculations and guarantee 100% accuracy, or we will reimburse you federal or state penalties and interest charges.

(3) TurboTax Military Edition

Enlisted active duty and reserve military enjoy TurboTax for free!  In honor of our nation's military personnel, all enlisted active duty military and reservists can file their 2023 federal and state taxes FREE with TurboTax. Discounts not reflected in price below. Offer not valid for officers. Excludes TurboTax Live.

(4) Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program

VITA is a program sponsored by the IRS and can be found on the majority of larger military installations worldwide.  VITA offers service members and their families free income tax filing assistance.  This program offers assistance from volunteers trained by the IRS to help will even the most complicated tax returns.  Contact your local military base to see if VITA tax centers are available.  

(5) IRS Free File

IRS free file allows you to prepare and file your federal individual income tax return for free using tax preparation and filing software.  This service is based on your income. 

Learn more

Learn more about IRS Tax information for Military  a page dedicated to U.S. Armed Forces. 

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