ARLINGTON, Va. (Army News Service, Dec.13, 2006) - Servicemembers, military retirees and annuitants, and federal civilian employees paid by the Defense Finance and Accounting Service can expect to receive their 2006 tax statements beginning this month.

DFAS customers with myPay access will be able to retrieve their tax statements electronically up to two weeks sooner than those relying on regular mail delivery.

myPay is a secure Web-based pay information system. One of the many benefits of this system is avoiding risks associated with identity theft. myPay has a series of security measures with layers of defense against identity theft. The secure technology provided to myPay customers meets or exceeds security requirements in private industry worldwide.

"Tax statements are available online, allowing customers to view and print W2s and 1099Rs. Whether anyone needs the statements to complete taxes or just wants an extra copy for their records, the tax statements can be accessed and printed at any time," says Patrick Shine, DFAS Operations Director. "The printable statements are approved by the Internal Revenue Service."

Shine added that current myPay account holders can eliminate the costs associated with generating and distributing the tax statements via mail by signing up and using myPay.

New users and those who have forgotten their personal identification numbers may request a new PIN at