Legal office offers 2021 tax preparation alternatives

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HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- Due to extenuating circumstances, Hill Air Force Base has suspended tax center services this tax season. The Hill AFB Legal Office has a suggested a number of other alternatives for tax preparation and filing.

Military OneSource
https://www.militaryonesource.mil/financial-legal/tax-resource-center/miltax-military-tax-services/
• Free “do-it-yourself” (DIY) tax preparation and filing software
• Free live consultation by phone or chat
• Limited to service members and family
• MilTax software will be available Jan. 24

IRS Free File
https://www.irs.gov/filing/free-file-do-your-federal-taxes-for-free
• Free DIY online tax preparation and filing options
• Commercial vendors partnering with the Internal Revenue Service
• Limited to those with annual gross income (AGI) under $73,000
• Website is now open

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
https://www.irs.gov/individuals/free-tax-return-preparation-for-qualifying-taxpayers
• Free basic tax return preparation and filing
• Some sites may have income limits for eligibility (possibly as low as $57,000 AGI)
• Preparers in Davis County and Weber County sites have not necessarily been certified for military returns
• Full list of sites participating in Davis and Weber Counties is pending

Paid Professionals
• Certified public accountants, enrolled agents, attorneys, and many others
• Most tax return preparers provide outstanding and professional tax service
• Tips for choosing a tax preparer: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/tips-to-help-people-choose-a-reputable-tax-preparer
• IRS directory of credentialed tax-return preparers: https://irs.treasury.gov/rpo/rpo.jsf

For more information, contact the Hill AFB Legal Office at 801-777-6626 or 75abw.ja@us.af.mil.