FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. – The Tax Center here opened Jan. 25 to provide a COVID-safe environment for the seasonal push of clients preparing yearly income taxes.
Soldiers trained to prepare taxes provide a seamless and safe process for service members, Gold Star families and military retirees to file their taxes while mitigating the risk of exposure to COVID-19.
“Running the tax center this year requires all to wear a mask; abide by social distancing guidelines; answer COVID screening questions, and comply to temperature checks when entering the building,” said 1st Lt. Eric Seegmiller, a legal assistance officer and officer in charge of the tax center.
Tax preparation will be considerably different from years prior with no traditional face-to-face tax preparation. The process requires clients to set three consecutive appointments at the tax center.
“Clients are required to have an initial appointment to come to pick up their tax packet and an appointment to drop the packet off,” Seegmiller said.
The third and final appointment is to review the documents with a tax preparation specialist and finalize with signatures.
“The review of documents takes place with the tax preparer and client using separate computers and separated by plexiglass,” he said.
The Fort Huachuca Tax Center is located at 22324 Christy Ave. It is open 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday by appointment only. For more information or to make an appointment, call 520.533.1040 or email Army.LAO.Huachuca@mail.mil.
Another option for active duty CAC-card holders in the tax center are self-preparation kiosks.
Military OneSource also offers a free tax preparation and filing service for anyone who prefers to prepare taxes from their homes. For more information, call 800.342.9647; or schedule a live chat with a tax professional at https://livechat.militaryonesourceconnect.org/chat/.
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