JBM-HH Tax Center to open Feb. 16

The JBM-HH Consolidated Tax Center opens Feb 16. The service will be remote in compliance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 social distancing guidance.

The service will be available only to active duty and reservists who have been on active status for the past 30 days or longer and Gold Star Families.

To participate, customers need a .mil account. Gold Star Families without a .mil account are an exception to the requirement. Contact can only be made through the tax center’s .mil email address at usarmy.jbmhh.mdw.mbx.legal-taxcenter@mail.mil.

Prior to an appointment, the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Form 13614 must be completed. The form can be found on the center’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/MYERTAXCENTER.

Based on IRS publications 4491 and 4012, and due to budgetary and personnel constraints, the below bullet points are out of scope for the tax center.

People with any of the following issues cannot be seen at JBH-HH and it is recommend that they  seek civilian professional tax assistance:

· Taxpayers not on active duty status

· Taxpayer is a lieutenant colonel with more than 15 years of service or higher

· Taxpayers with gross income  greater than $100,000

· Income and expenses related to paid household employees

Taxes related to business or self-employment including home-based businesses (with the exception of on-post child care providers and Lyft/Uber drivers), such as:

· Expenses for employees or 1099

· Use of home as a business

· Actual vehicle expenses costs — not mileage

· Depreciation of business assets

· Entity issues — partnerships, S corporations, LLCs

· Capital gains and losses issues

· Any partnership schedule or Form 1099 K

· Self-employment insurance deductions

· Inherited property from a person who died before 2010 (unless the taxpayer knows the basis)

· Sale of home if ever used as rental property

· More than one rental property

· Retirement IRA rollovers, which are not tax free

· Retirement ROTH IRAs with excess contributions

· Nondeductible traditional IRA contributions

· Foreign income or foreign tax credits more than $300

· More than 10 stock market transactions

· Noncash charitable contributions exceeding $500

· Adoptions

The JBM-HH Consolidated Tax Center only prepares tax returns for the 50 states. The tax center reserves the right not to prepare a tax return they feel they are not trained to do, even if the same return was prepared by the tax center in a prior year. The tax center also reserve the right to refuse to prepare a tax return that they know to be incomplete or inaccurate.