2013 Tax Information for Military Members and their Families
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2013 Tax Information for Military Members and their Families

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2013 Tax Information for Military Members and their Families

Tax season is here, and the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) published their schedule of the release dates for Active Duty, Reserve, Guard, Retirees and Civilian employees.

2013 tax statement myPay and USPS mail schedule: (Information obtained from DFAS.mil)

Form/Document Date available on myPay Dates mailed via the U.S. Postal Service
Retiree Account Statement Dec 5, 2013 Dec 19, 2013 to Jan 10, 2014
Retiree 1099R Dec 18, 2013 Dec 19, 2013 to Jan 10, 2014
Annuitant Account Statement (AAS)  Dec 15, 2013 Dec 19. 2013 – Jan 10, 2014
Annuitant 1099R  Dec 15, 2013 Dec 19. 2013 – Jan 10, 2014
Military VSI/SSB W-2 * Not available via myPay   Jan 5-10, 2014
Civilian employee W-2 (DoD/Non-DoD) Jan 5, 2014 Jan 8-12, 2014
Reserve Army, Navy, Air Force W-2   Jan 8, 2014 Jan 10-14, 2014
Army Non-Appropriated Fund Civilian Pay W-2 ** Jan 14, 2014 Not available via USPS
Marine Corps Active & Reserve W-2 Jan 15, 2014 Jan 16-20, 2014
Vendor Pay 1099 Not available via myPay  Jan 20-31, 2014
Savings Deposit Program 1099INT  Jan 23, 2014 Jan 23-24, 2014
Active Duty Army, Navy, Air Force W-2   Jan 24, 2014 Jan 24-29, 2014
Vendor Pay MISC W-2 Jan 31, 2014 Jan 20-31, 2014
Travel PCS  W-2 ***  Jan 31, 2014 Jan 20-31, 2014

 

Update: Please note, as per the IRS, you cannot begin filing your taxes until January 31. Due to the government shutdown in 2013, the department had to delay the date. Additionally, it is recommended that you e-file in order to get the fastest refund possible. Click here for more details: IRS Information

Free tax services:

Annually, Military OneSource (MOS) offers free online tax services through H&R Block. You must have an account already established with MOS to use this service. Click here for more information on eligibility and how to get started: Military OneSource Tax Information

Tax Slayer: offers a free military edition for all Active Duty to prepare federal and state returns online. Link HERE for information.

Installation Tax Centers: Installations have their own staff designated to providing military families with free services and guidance. Check your local listing for location and hours.

Check back for updates on other free tax filing services and valuable information. If you are a company offering FREE services for military families, contact us at: info@homefrontunited.com

 

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Proud Marine Corps wife of 12 years, Bianca Strzalkowski is the Founder of the Military Spouse Education Initiative. Because of her own experience with the struggles of attaining a college degree around the obstacles of military life, she works to connect spouses to resources to help them on their path to graduation day.

Contact email: bianca@milspouseeducation.org

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