2014-02-21 / Front Page

Tax Center continues to save clients filing fees

By Bonnie Heater
Fort Gordon Public Affairs Office

The Fort Gordon Tax Center’s doors are still open for business. According to Capt. Marc J. Emond, officer in charge of the Fort Tax Center, since Jan. 28 the staff has processed $1.2 million in tax refunds.

“We have saved our clients $102,000 in preparation fees,” said Emond.

The Internal Revenue Servicetrained staff has processed 658 returns, which included: 396 federal returns and 262 state returns.

“Most the prepared returns were directly e-filed to the IRS free of charge,” Emond said. “The IRS indicated the refunds should be dispersed within 7 to 10 days upon their receipt of the e-file.”

Edmond explained that a few of the tax payers are still forgetting to bring all of their relevant documents to process their taxes. Individuals are reminded to bring their military ID cards, social security cards and their Individual taxpayer identification number, letters for taxpayers, spouse and dependents, and all W-2s, 1099s, 1098s, and other official tax documents.

In addition, bring power of attorney for deployed spouses, documents for deductible expenses, one voided check for direct deposit, last year’s tax return and dependent care provider’s employer ID number.

The Fort Gordon Tax Center is open by appointment only on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m., for large groups of Soldiers who are in Advance Individual Training status.

There is no change in the regular hours of operation which are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays with 4 to 7 p.m. reserved for AIT Soldiers only; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays.

Call the Fort Gordon Tax Center at 787-1040 during their hours of operation for more information.

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