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 Senior Airman Jason Couillard

Top AF leaders speak at Nellis AFB

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jason Couillard Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody speaks to Airmen April 7 during a town-hall style meeting at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Cody, along with Air Force Chief of...
 
 
U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Tam

99th SFS wins 2013 AF Large Security Forces Unit Award

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Tam Staff Sgt. Jordan Young, right, 99th Security Forces Squadron training instructor administers pepper spray to Staff Sgt. Anthony Dykhuis, 99th SFS unit training manager, Apr...
 
 

AF updates officer, enlisted voluntary force management eligibility lists

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Select Airmen in specific categories who were not formerly eligible for fiscal year 2014 force management voluntary separation are now being offered voluntary separation. These individuals will not be subject to involuntary programs in fiscal year 2014. Officers from 33 Air Force specialty codes by year group and enlisted...
 

 

Civilian personnel manage careers with myPers

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — myPers, the Air Force official online source for personnel policy, information and day-to-day transactions, empowers civilian employees to manage their careers. “This resource can save employees an infinite amount of time by providing direct online access to answers and valuable information about many of the everyday personnel concerns and the...
 
 
U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler

99th CES firefighters train to make difference

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler Carl Lambert, 99th Civil Engineering Squadron fire captain, prepares for live fire suppression training at the aircraft burn trainer March 27 at Nellis Air Force Base, Ne...
 
 

Physical training uniform shortages through summer

WASHINGTON — Airmen trying to keep chilly temperatures from affecting their workout may have a difficult time finding the Air Force improved physical training uniform, or IPTU, pants and jackets this spring and summer. The new issued IPTU is made with a softer fabric and will replace the legacy physical training uniform, which was made...
 




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