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Posted: January 26, 2018 1:07 p.m.
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Marne Tax centers open

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Lt. Col Ken Dwyer, Hunter Army Airfield garrison commander; and Capt. Michael Yosua, the officer in charge at both Fort Stewart-Hunter Tax Centers; and Staff Sgt. James Perring, NCOIC, Hunter Tax Center, cut the ribbon of the Hunter Center, Jan. 23.

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Designed to help Soldiers, retirees and eligible Family members save money in legal fees, the 2018 Marne Tax center conducted its grand openings at their two locations on Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield.

The Fort Stewart Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Martin M. Conroy was on-hand to help with the ribbon cutting at the Stewart opening and expressed his appreciation for the service it offered.

“This is another example of the Garrison and Soldiers from across the installation coming together to provide a great service to community members,” Conroy said. “This type partnership really makes a difference; especially during deployments.”

Stanley Robinson, a retiree, was the first customer at the Stewart tax center.

 “It is a good benefit,” Robinson said explaining why he comes back every year to the center.  “And it’s free.”

Lt. Col Ken Dwyer, Hunter Army Airfield garrison commander; and Capt. Michael Yosua, the officer in charge at both Fort Stewart-Hunter Tax Centers; and Staff Sgt. James Perring, NCOIC, Hunter Tax Center, cut the ribbon of the Hunter Center, Jan. 23.

“In 2017, the Hunter Tax Center processed over $8 million worth of tax refunds and saved Soldiers and Families $800,000 in tax preparation fees,” Dwyer said.  “Our Soldiers perform a service for our country.  There is no greater feeling than taking care of them (with free tax filing assistance).”

Yosua said the center couldn’t provide the service without the support of the Garrison, DIVARTY and other 3rd Infantry Division units.  He said the center was completely manned by Soldiers trained in tax preparation.

The Stewart Tax Center noncommissioned officer in charge, Staff Sgt. Evonne Jones said working at the center was a fun filled adventure, and looked forward to the 2018 year. 

The tax centers are located at Hunter at 638 Horace Emmet Wilson Blvd., can be reached for appointments at 912-315-3675. The Fort Stewart Tax Center, located at 2233 Gulick Ave., building 816, and can be reached at 912-767-1040. The Marne Tax Center hours are Monday, Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 6:15 p.m., Thursday, 1 – 6:15 p.m. and Friday, 10 a.m. to 6:15 p.m.

What to bring: Bring all of the proper documents and a little bit of patience, including:  

• W2/1099misc/ 1099SSA

• Family mortgage interest statement (1098)

• Power of attorney if necessary

• Prior year tax return

• Proof of dependent care expenses

• Interest income statement (e.g., 1099INT

• Identity theft pin

• Dividend income statement (e.g., 1099DIV)

• 1099B (for stocks/bonds)

• Statements reflecting capital gains/loss

• 1095 – Proof of medical insurance Coverage

• Photo identification

• Social Security card for self and all members claiming on your return

• Student loan interest statement

• Divorce decree if applicable

• Proof of educational expenses

• HUD 1 statement (if home purchased during the tax year)

• IRA/TSP contribution statements

• Educator Expenses

 

• Account and routing number for direct deposit/debit (cancelled check)


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