Per directive from the Judge Advocate General, the JAG Corps will no longer offer a Tax Advisory Program. Thus, 2022 income tax returns are not being prepared.
FY 2023 Tax Season
Service members may files taxes, for free, through MilTax, which can be found at https://www.militaryonesource.mil/financial-legal/taxes/miltax-military-tax-services/. MilTax is a suite of free tax services for the military from the Department of Defense, including easy-to-use tax preparation and e-filing software, personalized support from tax consultants, and current information about filing taxes in the military.
If you have questions, enlist free one-on-one help from MilTax experts: tax pros with special training in military-specific tax situations. Call or chat 24/7 to schedule a consultation, or get in-person support at a Volunteer Income Tax Support Assistance Office location. Additionally, service members may take advantage of the free tax software to prepare their 2022 taxes.
Now is the time to review your W-4 and make changes to your tax withholdings by adjusting the number of allowances that you claim. If you owed tax to the federal or state government when you filed your 2021 taxes, you should strongly consider increasing your tax withholdings by claiming fewer allowances for the remainder of the 2023 tax year. If you received an exceptionally large refund, you should consider decreasing your tax withholdings by increasing the number of allowances you claim so that you will have a greater use of your money during the year.
The IRS provides an income tax withholding estimator at http://www.irs.gov/individuals/tax-withholding-estimator to assist you with this process.
Need more information?
The IRS provides a wealth of information on their website at https://www.irs.gov.
New York state tax information can be found at https://www.tax.ny.gov.