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IRS Federal Tax Resources for Military Members, Veterans and their Families


IRS Federal Tax Resources for Military Members, Veterans and their Families The IRS has a variety of resources to help members of the military, veterans and their families navigate the unique and sometimes complex circumstances that come with filing taxes while in the military. Here's a list of some of the resources these taxpayers may find helpful.

  • Tax Information for Members of the Military is the main page on where people can go to find links to helpful info, resources and services.
  • It's very important that members of the military know the rules for service. This can be done by email.
  • A taxpayer's military status affects whether they are eligible for certain benefits. Taxpayers can check their eligibility for military tax benefits by visiting Qualifying employers include the Armed Forces, uniformed services and support organizations.
  • There are rules specific to those who serve in combat zones. These taxpayers and their families can find out more on the Tax Exclusion for Combat Service page of They should also review special EITC rules. If these apply to their tax situation, it could lead to a larger refund.
  • The Armed Forces' Tax Guide is a comprehensive publication with info for military members. This includes:
    • Special rules for military personnel serving abroad including deadline extensions
    • Unreimbursed moving expenses
    • Reserve component travel expenses
  • Members of the military and qualifying veterans can prepare and e-file their taxes for free through MilTax. Taxpayers who do not qualify for MilTax have other options to prepare and e-file their federal taxes for free. Those who earned less than $72,000 in 2020 can use IRS Free File software. Any taxpayer, regardless of income, who is comfortable completing their tax forms digitally can use Free File Fillable Forms.
  • Most military posts offer free income tax assistance through the military Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. Military service members can contact their installation's legal office for details. Veterans may also qualify for free tax help at locations nationwide. They just have to meet income or age requirements.

2020 MyPay.DFAS.Mil Tax Statement Schedule

It’s Tax Time-Get Prepared! Log onto and you will find the following tax forms are available for your appropriate branch of service:

  • Retiree 1099-R
  • Annuitant 1099-R
  • Army & Navy Student Loan Repayment Program (SLRP) W-2s
  • Army Non-Appropriated Fund (NAF) Civilian W-2
  • Reserve Component Air Force, Army, & Navy W-2
  • Active/Reserve Component Marine Corps W-2.
  • Civilian (DoD/Non-DoD) IRS Form 1095
  • Military/Military Retiree IRS Form 1095.
  • Savings Deposit Program (SDP) 1099INT.
  • Civilian (DoD/Non-DoD) W-2.
  • Active Component AF, Army, and Navy W-2.

Per the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) (IRS Notice 2020-76), your 1095-B form (Health Insurance Coverage) is not required to complete or be filed with your 2020 federal income tax return and will not be mailed to you. If your status changed from reserve or active service or if you worked as a federal civilian employee while awaiting military retirement during the tax year you may receive additional 1095-B or 1095-C forms via your myPay account. If the information on your 1095-B form is incorrect or you have questions about the Affordable Care Act, call Customer Care Center toll free at 1-888-DFAS411 or 1-888-332-7411, Commercial 216-522-5096, or DSN 580-5096, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

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