Tax Center needs volunteers for upcoming tax season

by Capt. S. Daniel Colton
86th Airlift Wing Judge Advocate Office

The 2011 tax season is almost here and the Ramstein Tax Center team needs help.
The tax center is looking for volunteers who have a desire to assist others in preparing their taxes.

Last year, due in large part to volunteers, the tax center was able to assist nearly 1,000 clients in preparing their tax returns, saving them more than $85,000 in tax filing fees.

Volunteers may be officers, enlisted members, civilian employees, dependents or retirees. The only other requirement is to possess a true desire to help others.
No previous tax experience is needed.

The tax center will provide all the training needed through online IRS lessons in conjunction with a specialized, yet understandable, course on tax return preparation put on by members of the Ramstein Legal Office in early January.
This informative course will focus on the basics of preparing a return and on specific tax issues that military members face living overseas and being associated with the military.

To volunteer as a member of the Ramstein Tax Center team for the upcoming tax season or for questions about volunteering, send your name and contact information (duty phone and e-mail address) to Master Sgt. Stephen Bryant at