GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Filing your taxes while stationed overseas might seem tricky, a variety of resources are available to help Military families. Whether its online, in-person, at your own pace or using drop-off services, you’ve got choices.
This tax season is Jan. 23 – Apr. 18, and as U.S. Citizens living abroad, Military families — if needed — are able to utilize a two-month extension. Service members and their dependents can take advantage of these tax services and have peace of mind when filing.
Filing your taxes doesn’t have to be complicated, there is plenty of support out there. Here are some options:
Tax returns typically take about an hour to prepare and submit. Once taxes are filed, customers should expect their refunds in less than 21 days, you can even track your return process online through the IRS.
Although its tax season now, being financially prepared is a year-round activity. Army Community Service’s Financial Readiness Program has certified advisors that can review your finances for free — including helping you adjust your claims for taxes and verifying you aren’t overpaying on taxes. They offer same-day financial appointments on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at the Tower Barracks office. For more, call DSN 475-8371, CIV 09641-83-8371.