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IRS begins accepting tax returns 28 January 2019. Your return is due Monday 15 April 2019!

2018 Tax Season Update

It's that time of the year again-- time to file income taxes. Despite the current partial Federal Government shutdown, taxes are still due to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) by Monday, April 15, 2019 (residents of Maine and Massachusetts have until April 17, 2019). The first day the IRS will begin accepting tax returns is Jan. 28, 2019. The IRS strongly encourages people to file their tax returns electronically to minimize errors and for faster refunds.

Due to the partial Government shutdown, the IRS is unable to provide Whiteman AFB volunteers with their usual extensive training and certification to operate a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) center.

While the legal office will not be offering in person tax preparation assistance this year, there are several cost-free options available to help you file. Tax preparation assistance or software is available for military members, retirees, and dependents by many entities. These programs walk a filer through a series of easy to understand questions and the software uses the answers to both fill in the required IRS forms, and ask related questions based on the information provided. Most of these programs offer customer support either online or via telephone. 

Whether or not you claim Missouri as your state of legal residence, there are a few things you need to be aware of this tax season since you are stationed here in the Show Me State. Please start by selecting the category below that best applies to you! 

Disclaimer: This information on this site is general in nature and does not constitute legal advice. Please consult a certified tax advisor if you have questions or concerns.

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