The Aberdeen Proving Ground Installation Tax Program is a joint effort of the Client Services Division (CSD), Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, and the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Directed by the CSD, the program provides free tax assistance each year to qualifying active duty service members, retirees, and family members. Active duty service members are those military members currently holding an active duty ID card. Reserve component service members who are not mobilized more than 30 days are not eligible for services and should contact their individual units for assistance.
During the off-season - Seasonal tax services are provided between February and April of each year. During the off-season, the Client Services Division tax advisors will continue to provide various tax assistance and the preparation of eligible tax returns. This includes year-round tax preparation assistance to Service Members returning from combat zones or contingency operations and amendments to returns previously prepared by CSD tax advisors.
Eligibility for services - Individuals in need of tax preparation may visit the CSD office located in building 4305, third floor, room 317, during normal operating hours, Monday through Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 2 - 4 p.m. (closed daily between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.); and Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., and request to speak with a tax advisor for assistance in determining if their tax situation is within the scope of the CSD's eligible tax services.
Be prepared prior to your arrival - Tax personnel cannot prepare an accurate return unless the taxpayer brings all necessary documentation. Inaccurate tax returns caused by incomplete/faulty information may incur IRS penalty and interest assessments. Documents needed depend on each individual situation. Prior to receiving tax services, individuals must first complete three required forms which are extremely helpful in gathering the information necessary to file an accurate federal and state tax return:
2019 Tax Season Forms and Information