Tax Guide

Fort Bragg to open tax center

Posted January 8, 2011 1:01 p.m. EST

— Fort Bragg will open a tax center on Jan. 19 to help active duty military, family members, and retirees with personal tax needs.

The center, located on Normandy Street in Building 4-2145, near the Fort Bragg Court House and Soldier Support Center, will provide free tax preparation, electronic filing and tax form distribution for federal and all state tax returns.

Hours of operation will be 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. The center will be closed on Sunday and federal holidays. It will be open until midnight on both April 14 and 15.

Assistance is provided on a walk-in basis.

In order to have returns prepared, taxpayers must arrive at the Fort Bragg Tax Center no later than one hour prior to closing; bring their W2 forms, which can be downloaded from the DFAS MyPay website; and bring their military/dependent/retiree ID card.

Other documents to bring include a power of attorney, if filing for another person or filing married without your spouse present, and any tax forms they have received in the mail.

Also, if taxpayers want to get their refund by direct deposit, they must also bring a canceled check.

Last year, the Fort Bragg Tax Center served more than 18,000 soldiers, retirees and family members.