If you're a member of the military, don't pay to file you're taxes! Here are the best free ways to file:
If you're in any branch of the U.S. military, including the army, navy, airforce, or marines, don't pay full price to file your taxes!
Did you know that the top names in tax software have discount and free versions tailored for military members? It's true, and because you've already given so much to Uncle Sam, you don't need to give anymore! Here are the 3 best ways for U.S. service members to file their taxes:
#1: OneSource MilTax
Did you know that the Department of Defense has it's own tax software? Neither did I, but it's designed specifically for the needs of active duty U.S. military members, and it's totally free.
If you have investments or complex tax situation, maybe OneSource isn't for you, but for the average soldier, you'll find everything that you need with OneSource!
#2. TurboTax for Military
TurboTax spends a lot of time keeping up with all the minute tax law changes each year, including those that affect the military. TurboTax offers a free version for active duty military members, or a discount for high-ranking members and veterans. Learn more.
#3. H&R Block
I guess it's not surprising that 25% of men and women in the military file their taxes with HR Block. In fact, Turbo Tax is the only tax software more popular than H&R Block.
They do offer a specific discount for military members, but I was shocked to see that it was less of a savings than using their current coupon. Hmmm... Well, in any event, it's a good option, and searches for dozens of tax deductions that are specific to the military
OK, although you can't go wrong with any one of these tax software brands, I do like the idea of filing for free.
Why should our heroes in the military pay a software company to pay their taxes? Actually, why do Americans fighting for our freedom have to pay taxes while wealthy business men don't?
Well, that's a discussion for another day. Thanks for reading!