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SLC - Tax Center
All clients MUST bring valid identification, the actual SSN card for everyone being claimed on a return, a POA if filing jointly and one spouse is not present, W-2, 1095-C, 1099's, and any other tax related documents.
NOTE: The Tax Center will be closing for the year on May 31. Appointments will be accepted until then, but the center is no longer providing walk-in services
2019 Tax Center Limitations
Tax centers across USAREUR will adhere to the limitations under the VITA program and AR 27-3.
Per the IRS website, the VITA program "offers free tax help to people who generally make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own returns." The VITA program specifically prohibits Schedule C (Profit or Loss from Business) and Schedule D (Capital Gains and Loss) returns. This $54,000 threshold, before adjustments/exclusions, generally equates to Service Members E6 and below, and eligible personnel with total income under $54,000. In order to determine eligibility of services, customers may be asked to bring in proof of income, such as the prior year's tax return.
AR 27-3 states that tax assistance for substantial private business activities (for example, multiple rental properties that the client has not occupied as his principal residence) is outside the scope of the legal assistance program. Accordingly, tax center personnel are also prohibited from preparing returns that include more than one residential rental property, that need to report the sale of residential rental property, or have more than five transactions that need to be listed on the IRS Form 8949 "Sales and Other dispositions of Capital Assets" (this includes things like the sale of stock).
Tax centers throughout USAREUR will not complete tax returns that exclude income which is tax-exempt pursuant to the tax treaty between the United States and Germany or NATO Status of Forces Agreement as foreign earned income. This decision is based on the growing trend of IRS foreign earned income denials and U.S. Tax Court opinions. This policy does not preclude Family Child Care providers from claiming the foreign earned income exclusion, as such income is not exempt under the tax treaty between the United States and Germany.
ELIGIBILE CLIENTS WILL BE SEEN ON A WALK-IN BASIS