2005 Tax Returns are coming up, don't get caught with your pants down. Dark may get excited. Disclaimer: Your taxes are your responsibility. Read everything, just because someone told you something does not mean it is true. The following is a guide to help you with your taxes. Any errors or fraudulent information is on you. Some tips: Do your taxes as soon as you can. The longer you wait, the longer it takes to get your tax return. (Or pay for you big ballers out there) If you do not understand taxes ask your local tax center. Usually each base, post, etc has a tax center that will process your taxes for free. You must bring them your info. Tax Statements for 2005 Available on myPay Retirees 1099R: Available Annuitants 1099R: Available Army, Navy and Air Force Reserves W-2: Available Civilians W-2: Available Marine Corps Active Duty and Reserves W-2: Available Army, Navy and Air Force Active Duty W-2: 21 January 2006 IRS General info: http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/...120507,00.html http://www.irs.gov/individuals/military/index.html Katrina info: http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/...147085,00.html Students (If you are military you can only claim your out of pocket expenses. DO NOT CLAIM WHAT TS PAID. It will catch up to you.) http://www.irs.gov/individuals/artic...121452,00.html Inclusions: http://www.hrblock.com/learning/firstfilers/inclusions.html Exclusions: http://www.hrblock.com/learning/firstfilers/exclusions.html Combat Zone: http://www.hrblock.com/learning/firstfilers/combatzones.html Free for AD military. I have used them for the past two years. I know the name sounds shady but I have nothing but good things to say about my experiences with them. http://www.taxslayer.com/military/default.aspx Also free for AD Military: http://www.militaryonesource.com/ (taxes through Turbo Tax online, available 16 Jan 06) Please post any other tips or information (Reserve folks I have no clue) that you feel may help others.