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Fort Benning opens tax center on post

From the Fort Benning Office of Public Affairs

FORT BENNING, GA - The Fort Benning Tax Center will have its ribbon cutting on Jan. 26 but will be open for business at 9 a.m. Jan. 18 at its new location on the 3rd floor of Bldg. 2839, 6450 Way Ave, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate. The tax center will prepare and e-file 1040EZ, 1040A and 1040 returns for Soldiers, Family members and retirees at no charge.

The Tax Center will be open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Last walk-ins will be taken 30 minutes prior to closing. 

the center will be closed on weekends.

Services are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Those eligible to use the tax center must bring a valid military ID card, Social Security cards for themselves and their dependents, a voided check, and all tax documents to include all receipts and statements, W-2s, 1098s and 1099s. 

If available, clients should also bring a copy of a prior tax return.

Clients divorced between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2011, should bring a copy of their divorce decree. Non-custodial parents should bring a copy of their Form 8332 or a copy of their divorce decree.

Last year, the tax center prepared 4,262 Federal and 3,834 State Income Tax returns, saving Soldiers, Family members and retirees $572,492 in tax preparations fees. Federal and State refunds totaled more than $8.7 million. 

For more information about the Fort Benning Tax Center, call 706-545-4267. 


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