File taxes for free

Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort
Story by Lance Cpl. Courtney White

Date: 01.14.2010
Posted: 01.14.2010 15:16
News ID: 43829
File taxes for free

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION BEAUFORT, S.C. -- Military taxpayers may file their 2009 income taxes free of charge at the Air Station Tax Center from Jan. 20 through April 15.<br /> <br /> The Tax Center will prepare returns through the end of tax season for interested military personnel and their families.<br /> <br /> "Taxpayers who choose to file at the Tax Center can save an average of $300 on tax preparation fees that they would normally pay at other businesses," said Staff Sgt. Melinda Goodman, the staff noncommissioned officer-in-charge at the Air Station Tax Center.<br /> <br /> When coming to the Tax Center to file taxes, customers need to bring social security cards, W-2's, common access cards and education forms for everyone being filed. If the customer has a savings account, they need to get the interest form from their bank to avoid additional charges. <br /> <br /> The Marines who prepare the taxes have attended and are certified through the same training course H&amp;R Block personnel receive. Consequently, the Tax Center offers the same service as those out in town, clarified Goodman.<br /> <br /> "The Tax Center offers the same great service this year as years past," Goodman explained.<br /> <br /> The Tax Center will be open for walk-ins from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Those who are not able to come during the week can come Saturday, by appointment only.<br /> <br /> For more information or to schedule an appointment, call the Tax Center at 228-7047.<br />