It’s almost that time of year again – tax time, that is.
Tax season is approaching fast, but the 21st Theater Sustainment Command’s tax centers at Kleber Kaserne and Landstuhl Regional Medical Center can make a sometimes painful process somewhat smoother for those who are eligible.
The tax centers at Kleber Kaserne and Landstuhl Regional Medical Center opened Monday. Kleber Tax Center is located in Bldg. 3210, Room 104. The Landstuhl Tax Center is located in Bldg. 3701 on the first floor.
Both centers take walk-ins or appointments.
Active-duty Soldiers and Airmen, reservists, retirees, Department of Defense civilians and family members are all entitled to use the tax centers at no charge.
The centers are staffed by volunteers who are certified by the Internal Revenue Service, and they also have legal tax attorneys on staff to help customers with more difficult questions.
In order to use the tax centers, customers will have to bring a valid photo ID, social security cards or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number cards for everyone on the tax return, a voided check or deposit slip to allow for direct deposit of refund, a power of attorney for taxes (if applicable), a W-2 and/or a form 1099-MISC for each job held in 2008, forms 1099 for investments and a copy of the previous year’s tax return, if possible.
W-2s are currently available on the mypay Web site at https://mypay.dfas.mil/mypay.aspx.
Although servicemembers overseas have the added benefit of an extended deadline, that deadline does not apply in every circumstance.
“The deadline to file is June 15. That is not the deadline to pay if you owe taxes. If you think you are going to owe, you need to pay before April 15,” said Capt. Daniel Curley, officer in charge for the 21st TSC tax centers at ne-on-one atteKleber and at Landstuhl.
“We’re here to work for you,” Captain Curley said. “That’s what we have to offer – that ontion.”