The Fort Leonard Wood Tax Center opened Monday to provide free tax return preparation services for active-duty service members, retirees, dependent family members, and Department of Defense civilians. The Tax Center is located at 316 Missouri Avenue, Building 315, and the hours of operation are from 9 to 11:30 in the morning and 1 to 3 o’clock in the afternoon Mondays through Fridays, except this coming Monday, which is a federal holiday. Because of Covid, in-person appointments are not available. The tax preparation is done on a drop-off and pick-up process.
Typical documents needed are a copy of the client’s military identification, last year’s tax return, copies of Social Security cards for everyone named on the tax return, all W-2’s and any proof of all other earned or unearned income, interest statements, college tuition or student loan payment information, and a voided check or bank routing and account numbers. Individuals can call the Tax Center for more information at 573-596-1040. The deadline to file federal taxes this year is April 18th.