2019-01-11 / Front Page

Fort Gordon Tax Center to open this month

First Lieutenant Margaret C. Bystryk
Office of the Staff Judge Advocate

The men and women of the Fort Gordon Tax Center are gearing up for another successful season of service and savings.

The Fort Gordon Tax Center provides free preparation and filing of both state and federal income taxes for active duty Servicemembers, retirees, and their dependents.

The Tax Center is staffed by select Servicemembers from all military units throughout Fort Gordon. These Servicemembers are trained and certified to file income tax returns by the Internal Revenue Service. Last year, the Fort Gordon Tax Center prepared over 4,100 tax returns generating refunds over $4.2 million and saving clients over $720,000 in tax preparation and filing fees.

The 2019 Tax Center will be located in Room 224 of Darling Hall, as the familiar and central location offered well-received space and privacy during operations of the 2018 Tax Center.

The Tax Center will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony Jan. 29, at 9:00 a.m. in front of Room 224, Darling Hall. Tax preparations will begin immediately following the ceremony.

Operating hours will be Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with extended hours until 7 p.m. offered on Wednesdays only. Weekend appointments will also be available on Saturdays between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Clients will be seen by appointment only. Walk-ins will be accepted only upon availability due to cancellation of scheduled appointments. Appointments can be made by calling the Tax Center at (706) 787-1040 beginning Jan. 24.

In order to help your tax preparation service go as smoothly as possible, please bring the following documents to your appointment: any and all W-2s (check myPay as your W-2s will be available throughout January); 1099-Rs; 1099-MISCs; 1099-Ins; 1099-DIVs; 1099-SS; Form 8332 if you are allowing another parent to claim your child as an exemption; your December 2018 bank statement; all of your receipts if you intend to itemize; any paperwork relating to investments or brokerage accounts for which you did not receive a document from the IRS; closing documents if you purchased or sold a home; any documents that report a withholding; your banking information (routing number and account number); your 2017 state and federal return; your Social Security card and the Social Security card of any dependents; and your military photo ID.

To ensure accuracy of the tax returns filed, clients must have all required documents for their appointment, or they will be rescheduled.

We understand the hectic schedules of our military families, so for those couples who are unable to attend the same appointment, we can make special arrangements to meet with each spouse separately to prepare the return.

Additionally, if you are an AIT Soldier, we ask that you let us know at the time of scheduling your appointment.

Thank you for your service, and we look forward to serving you.

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