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:
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