Military OneSource MilTax now available for 2023 tax filing, support

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The Defense Department announced that free expert support and e-filing for the 2023 tax season are now available for the military community.

A DOD benefit offered through Military OneSource, MilTax includes tax preparation and e-filing software developed specifically for the military community, as well as personalized virtual support.

MilTax consultants are specially trained to help service members and their immediate families understand complex tax situations, such as tax forgiveness and refunds for surviving family members, extensions and deadlines, and much more. This full suite of tax services addresses scenarios that civilians rarely encounter, such as deployments, combat, training pay, housing and multistate filing.

"Tax season is something all Americans must navigate each year. Service members and military families are no exception — however, the added complexities of military life can make it feel stressful and at times overwhelming," said Patricia Montes Barron, deputy assistant secretary of defense for Military Community and Family Policy. "MilTax eases that burden for service members and their families by providing them with knowledgeable tax assistance and industry-leading preparation and e-filing software free of charge."

The MilTax tax preparation and e-filing software is available now through April 18, with extensions through Oct. 17, 2023. Service members and their immediate families can find more information and get started at

MilTax consultants are available year-round to answer questions. Service members, spouses and survivors can also meet with Military OneSource financial counselors for free help managing their refunds and becoming more financially secure in the future.

About Military Community and Family Policy 

Military Community and Family Policy is directly responsible for establishing and overseeing quality-of-life policies and programs that help our service members, their families and survivors be well and mission-ready. Military OneSource is the gateway to programs and services that support the everyday needs of the 5.2 million service members and immediate family members of the military community. These DOD services can be accessed 24/7/365 around the world.

About Military OneSource

Military OneSource is a DOD-funded program that is both a call center and a website providing comprehensive information, resources and assistance on every aspect of military life. Service members and the families of active duty, National Guard and reserve (regardless of activation status), Coast Guard members when activated for the Navy, DOD expeditionary civilians, and survivors are eligible for Military OneSource services, which are available worldwide 24 hours a day, seven days a week, free to the user.