Air Force

January 24, 2014

Nellis Tax Center offers help with tax preparation

Tags:
Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler
99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs Office

The Nellis Tax Center will open Jan. 30 at the Desert Oasis Lounge at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Free tax advice and assistance will be provided to active-duty service members, retirees and families possessing a valid military identification card. The tax center will be open from 8 a.m. to noon until Feb. 3 when the hours change from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, noon to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, and 8 a.m. to noon Thursdays. This schedule will remain in effect until April 15, the final day to file income tax returns with the Internal Revenue Service. No appointments are necessary, only walk-ins will be taken.

With the tax season here, tax preparation and assistance services will be offered to all active-duty service members, retirees and military family members who possess a valid military identification card.

The center will be located at the Desert Oasis Lounge ballroom in building 324.
The tax center opens Jan. 30, and will be open from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. until Feb. 3 when the hours change from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, and 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Thursdays.

This schedule will remain in effect until April 15, which is the final day people can file their income tax returns with the Internal Revenue Service.

The tax center staff will see walk-ins only on a first come first serve basis. A greeter will make sure people seeking assistance have all of their necessary documents in order before they see a counselor.

The following documents are needed to file taxes:

  • Verification of social security number (social security card, or another document from the social security administration with the SSN on it).
  • A valid photo identification
  • Proof of income on W-2s or 1099s.
  • Proof of any deductions or expenses that wished to be claimed.

More than 20 Airmen from Nellis AFB have volunteered to help people seeking assistance with their taxes.

“I am very excited to help my fellow Airmen,” said Airman 1st Class Justine Karevites, United States Air Force Warfare Center paralegal.

To ensure that these Airmen know how to properly fill out and file the forms, they received four and a half days of training from an IRS’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program instructor. At the end of the training, they were officially certified by the VITA program to voluntarily help people file their taxes.

Although tax assistance will be made available to all active-duty service members, retirees and their families, the tax center staff would like to see younger Airmen take advantage of the tax assistance provided for free.

“This year we are primarily focusing on E-1s through E-5s, O-1s, O-2s, and retirees who don’t have access to any other option; however, tax assistance will be available to all active-duty military members retirees and families regardless of rank,” said Capt. Lindsay Cronin, USAFWC assistant staff judge advocate.

For more information, call Cronin at (702) 682-5407.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle

AFAS helps ease financial stress

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Hiroko Bush, 99th Force Support Squadron community readiness consultant, accepts a Nellis Airman’s Air Force Financial Aid Society application at the Airman and Family Re...
 
 

AF to change instructions for oaths

WASHINGTON — The Air Force has instructed force support offices across the service to allow both enlisted members and officers to omit the words “So help me God” from enlistment and officer appointment oaths if an Airman chooses. In response to concerns raised by Airmen, the Department of the Air Force requested an opinion from...
 
 

Why I became a victim advocate for fellow Airmen

Editor’s note: Though the author chose to remain anonymous, this is the real story of one Airman’s experience with sexual assault. Be mindful that no two sexual assault stories are the same. If you, or anyone you know, has been or is currently a victim of any sexual crime, contact the Sexual Assault Response Coordinator...
 

 
U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler

USAF A3, former USAFWS commandant visits Nellis

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler Lt. Gen. Burton M. Field, deputy chief of staff of Operations, Plans and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C., is sprayed by his wife Lisa after hi...
 
 
U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victoria Sneed

Shedding light on patient advocates

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victoria Sneed Master Sgt. Bryan Anderson, 99th Medical Group patient advocate, speaks with a patient at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Sept. 15....
 
 

F-35 on time to deliver global security, Air Force official said

WASHINGTON — Work leading up the completion of the multinational F-35 program is largely on track, the F-35 Lightning II Joint Program Office executive officer said in remarks during the 2014 Air Force Association’s Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition here Sept. 15. Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan reported steady progress across all elements of...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin