FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Since its opening in January, the Fort Jackson Tax Center has served more than 1,400 people, successfully processed more than 2,000 returns, and generated more than $3 million in tax refunds. The Tax Center has saved each customer an average of $197 in tax preparation fees.

With the tax filing deadline April 15 a little more than two weeks away, the window to have federal and state taxes done for free is closing rapidly.

Eligible patrons who would like to have their tax returns prepared and electronically filed, should call the Fort Jackson Tax Center at 751-JTAX (5829) and make an appointment. The Tax Center is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays. Although the Tax Center will take walk-ins until 6 p.m., appointments receive priority and a walk-in visitors may experience long waiting times.

Saturday appointments are available for training companies who would like to have their Soldiers' returns completed before they finish Basic Combat Training or Advanced Individual Training. The only dates left are April 6 and April 13. Please call ahead of time to make proper arrangements.

The Tax Center is located at 4282 Jackson Blvd., just past Post Headquarters and across from the post office. Patrons should take the following documents to appointments: military ID; Social Security cards for the filer, spouse (if required) and any dependents; last year's tax return; all W2s; and any other documents that can verify sources of income (e.g. retirement pay, rental income) or significant expenditures (e.g. home mortgage interest, education expenses). All returns are prepared for free.

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