Schedule for electronic, hardcopy year-end pay, tax statements released

Military servicemembers, military retirees and annuitants, and federal civilian employees paid by the Defense Finance and Accounting with myPay access will be able to retrieve their 2005 tax statements electronically up to three weeks sooner than those relying on regular mail delivery.

The myPay service is DFAS’ secure Web-based pay information system. One of the many benefits of myPay is the ability to receive tax statements electronically, saving time and avoiding risks associated with identity theft. The site has a series of security measures with layers of defense against identity theft. The secure technology provided to myPay customers meets or exceeds security requirements in private industry worldwide.

According to DFAS officials, myPay is becoming the standard method of pay and tax statement delivery for those individuals paid by DFAS.

“Not only do our customers get their statements quicker, but more securely,” said Pat Shine, director of DFAS’ Military and Civilian Pay Services. “Our customers are discovering that myPay’s encryption technology is providing the security they demand to protect their sensitive pay and personal information.”

Current myPay account holders who have forgotten their personal identification number, as well as new users can request a new PIN on the myPay Web site ( Users who have an official pre-registered e-mail address provided by affiliated services such as Army Knowledge Online or Air Force White Pages, or who have entered a secure e-mail address in the myPay e-mail Settings page can receive their new PIN via e-mail. All others will receive their new PIN via mail in approximately 10 working days from the date of request.
(Courtesy of the Defense Finance and Accounting news service)