Tax center is break for KMC filers

1st Lt. Chrystal Smith, Story and photo
Kaiserslautern American

***image1***Much anticipated, like Christmas and Thanksgiving and the first day of spring, annual tax season makes its annual appearance and hangs around until June.

Col. Kurt Lohide, 435th Air Base Wing commander, cut the ribbon on the tax center Thursday as a symbolic gesture to officially open tax season on Ramstein.

The Ramstein Tax Center is open to help alleviate the stress associated with filing taxes.  Presumably KMC members are getting their financial records together to report annual earnings to the U.S. federal government.

While the legal office is open year round to assist with any tax issues, there will be an expected influx of customers in the base tax center between Jan. 14 and June 15 according to Anita Ackerman, base tax advisor. 

The center will officially open its doors Saturday to all filers from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Normal business hours will be Mondays and Wednesdays 8 to 10:30 a.m. open to walk-ins, 12:30 to 4 p.m. by appointment only; Tuesdays and Thursdays 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. open to walk-ins and appointments; Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.   Jan. 21, the tax center will hold a Project CHEER event for all filers who qualify to file the EZ form.  For further questions, contact Ms. Ackerman’s office year-round at 480-1040.

The following tips can make the process run smoothly for tax center volunteers and customers:
PBring Social Security cards for self and dependents.
PForms or records to verify earned income, such as W-2 and 1099 forms and records or logs of self-employment income.
PAny notices or other mail received from the IRS during the year
PA copy of last year’s return.

A list of unit Tax Representatives will be in the Jan. 20 KA.