It’s tax season at the Ramstein Tax Center

The Ramstein Tax Center opens Jan. 31 for the 2011 tax filing season. The tax center is located in the Ramstein Legal Office, Bldg. 2137, across from the southside gym.

This year’s program uses volunteer tax assistants who will guide customers in preparing their own tax return. The tax center uses the H&R Block At Home software program through the website

In the tax center, customers will input their own tax data. Volunteer tax
preparation advisers are available to answer any questions that might

Members may also access the H&R Block program for free through from their home computer to prepare their taxes in the comfort of their own home.

• The Ramstein Tax Center will open Jan. 31 and remain in operation until June 15.

• The tax center can assist six people at a time. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday; and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday. The tax center is located in the Ramstein Law Center, Bldg. 2137.

• People can access the website 24 hours a day from the convenience of their home computer to complete their taxes on their own. Customers can also bring documents into the tax center and a trained volunteer will help until the taxes are filed.

• Computers are available at the tax center to any active-duty member, reservist or their dependents who want to file taxes, even if they don’t need assistance.

• Retirees and Department of Defense civilian employees can call the Ramstein Legal Office at 06371-47-5911/5912 (480-5911/5912) for information about filing taxes.

• For military members, tax assistance is on a walk-in basis.

• If you have not filed 2010 taxes because you were either deployed or for some other reason, call the legal office at 06371-47-5911/5912 (480 5911/5912) before coming in.

(Courtesy of Ramstein Legal Office)