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Important Changes to Tax Center Services in 2019

On-post tax centers will have limited tax services available only to taxpayers who generally make $54,000 or less, before adjustments / exclusions: 

  • Soldiers in the grade of E6 and below, DA civilians, and military retirees with no outside income will be eligible for our free, on-base tax preparation and filing support.
  • Soldiers in the grade of E7 and above, civilian employees, and retirees with outside income will need to find alternative tax preparation and filing services.

With limited funding and resources, it is important that our U.S. Army Europe tax centers focus on those eligible customers that need these services most according to the Internal Revenue Service Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program and Army Regulation 27-3.

Free filing options are still available to Soldiers and families through websites such as Military OneSource and the IRS.

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Tax Center Services

The 7th Army Training Command Office of the Staff Judge Advocate provides tax preparation services at U.S. Army installations at Grafenwoehr, Hohenfels and in Katterbach at USAG Ansbach. The Tax Center provides free preparation of federal and state income-tax returns, plus electronic filing of federal returns, also at no cost.

Only DOD ID cardholders making less than $54,000 are eligible to receive services at the Tax Center in 2019.

Tax Season: The Tax Center will be open for walk-ins and drop-offs, but appointments will still have priority. The Grafenwoehr, Ansbach and Hohenfels Tax Centers will close for the season April 19. There will be limited consultation services available after that time on Vilseck and Ansbach until about June 1.

The tax season and Tax Center hours vary from community to community. Check the hours and call ahead to ensure the local tax office is open.

For your Tax Center appointment, please bring the following items and forms:

  • Military ID card
  • Social Security card/ITIN letters
  • 2018 Tax returns
  • All income documents: W-2, SSA, 1099s and 1098s, MISC, DIV or INT
  • IRS Intake/Interview & Quality Review Sheet (Form 13614-C) (completely filled-out)
  • Power of attorney if married filing jointly and your spouse is not or cannot be present.
  • Education documents (1098-T or E)
  • Income and expenses related to real property rental

The Tax Center cannot prepare:

  • Tax Returns with a gross income over $54,000 annually
  • Foreign-Earned Income Exclusion
  • Capital Gains and loss
  • Rental Income from more than one rental property
  • Sale of a rental property
  • Sale of more than five assets
Locations
Request a Tax Center Appointment

Please use this to request an appointment in person at our office. We are unable to provide tax advice via email. Thank you for your understanding.

To request an appointment at Ansbach Tax Center, send an email. Include all the information listed below.

To request an appointment at Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels, send the Tax Center an email. List the Preferred Tax Office (Grafenwoehr / Hohenfels) in your email.

Be sure to provide the following information in emails to any of the three locations:

  • Previous client?: Yes/No/unsure
  • Last Name:
  • First Name:
  • Middle Name:
  • Other Last Names:
  • Gender:
  • Status (Family member, Service member, Civilian):
  • Rank:
  • SSN (last 4):
  • DOD ID Number:
  • Marital status:
  • Spouse (husband/wife) name:
  • Local Address (CMR):
  • Home Phone:
  • Work Phone:
  • Cell Phone:
  • E-Mail Address:
  • Branch of Service:
  • Unit:
  • I am available during the week of:
  • I am available during the morning/evening (pick one, or both) of that week:
  • Do you have rental property? If so, how many?
  • Are you an FCC provider?:
  • Do you have HBB?
  • Do you have legal issues involving taxes?
  • Did you make $54,000 or less?
  • Is your issue time sensitive? If so, please state why: