By Sgt. Kristopher Dimond, U.S. Army Europe
GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Europe tax centers will re-prioritize services in 2019 and focus assistance on those that generally make less than $54,000 per year, in accordance with Army regulations and IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance guidelines.
“The program is designed to help Soldiers and families that need these services most. Generally speaking, this equates to E-6 and below, and other eligible filers making less than $54,000,” said Maj. Shawn Atkins, U.S. Army Europe deputy of military and civil law.
Atkins explained that in previous years additional resources allowed the tax centers to expand services and eligibility. These expanded services are no longer possible due to limited resources and substantial changes to the tax code.
Filers are encouraged to contact their local tax center to determine eligibility:
NOTE: The Tax center hours of operations are Mon-Fri 9:00 a.m – noon and 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Last walk-in is taken at 3:30 p.m., the Tax centers are closed Sat, Sun, and U.S. holidays.
Tax centers open no later than January 28 and close no earlier than April 19.