USAG Fort Benning cuts ribbon on tax center

Video by Shannon Ogletree, Maneuver Center of Excellence, Fort Benning Public Affairs

Photos by Suhyoon Wood, Maneuver Center of Excellence, Fort Benning Public Affairs

 

FORT BENNING, Ga. (Feb. 2, 2018) – The Fort Benning garrison commander and others cut the ribbon on the Fort Benning Tax Center at the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate Feb. 1.

The Office of the Staff Judge Advocate is located at Bldg. 2839 at 6450 Way Ave., and the center is scheduled to be open Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

This free service is provided to any Soldier, retiree, their family member and Gold Star Family members.

According to Col. Clinton W. Cox, Fort Benning garrison commander, the tax center prepared more than 2,300 tax filings and returns in 2017, which saved customers almost $700,000 dollars in tax preparation fees.

There are 15 IRS-certified personnel there to prepare taxes and provide advice.

New procedures for the 2018 tax season include: 1040 returns are completed and filed by appointment only, 1040A returns are completed by appointment or walk-in Monday through Friday from 1 to 3 p.m. and 1040EZ returns are completed by walk-in only Monday through Friday from 1 to 3 p.m.

To learn more, call the center at 706-545-4267 or 706-545-9062. For more information, including what documents to bring, information on eligibility, and fact sheets, visit www.benning.army.mil/mcoe/sja/Tax.html.

For more photos, visit www.fortbenningphotos.com/Ceremonies-and-Events/Off-Post-Events/2018-Events/2018-02-01-Tax-Center-Ribbon-Cutting.

3 comments

  • We are having trouble reaching anyone who may be in the office. The phone recording seems to indicate that there is no way to speak to a live person. All I wanted to know was if it is legal for me, as my son’s tax preparer, to print his W-2 from MyPay or does he have to physically do it?

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  • Can a military person use their iPhone to access MyPay and have their W-2 sent where they want it to go? I am the parent and would like to do our son’s taxes, but I’m not sure if I am legally allowed to put in a reissue statement to have his W-2 sent to our home? Any information on this subject would be appreciated. Thank you, Karen Laywell

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    • Hello, Karen! Both lines (706-545-4267 and 706-545-9062) should be working during their office hours. If someone is not picking up, they may be engaged on another call, and you might try back later.

      I hope you are able to get your question answered.

      – Bryan from PAO

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