Does the mere thought of having to do your taxes fill you with dread? Well, if you're part of a military family, there's a way to make tax season less painful. The Department of Defense and H&R Block are teaming up to offer no-cost tax preparation for service members and their families.
According to DoD News, the military information program Military OneSource is offering the free tax prep.
Military families often have unique circumstances, like frequent moves and special tax exemptions for combat duty, that make tax preparation difficult.
If you have questions while preparing your taxes with the free online tax preparation software, you can phone a real, live person with expertise in military tax issues, according to Anthony Jackson, a Military OneSource program analyst:
“You’re getting individuals when you’re talking -- tax consultants who are thoroughly educated on the military situation, no matter what it is.”
Click here for more information on how to take advantage of Military OneSource's no-cost tax prep.