88 ABW - Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

Wright-Patterson Volunteer Income Tax Assistance


Appointment line: 937-656-1423
Hours: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Area A, Building 70, Door 6

Eligible Patrons:   Active duty military, military retirees, and their families


Wright-Patterson Air Force Base will once again offer free tax preparation for active-duty, military retirees and their families beginning in February at the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Center in Building 70, Door 6, Area A.

Eligible taxpayers can call 937-656-1423 to schedule a 90-minute timeslot between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Callers should be aware that this is the only line to the VITA office. During times of extremely high call volumes, callers may receive error messages. They should simply continue to call until they get through.

The VITA office is scheduled to be open through the tax season with appointments for each month becoming available in the last week of the prior month. The final closing date will be Apr.15th.

To make the most of limited appointment times, and due to the continued popularity of the program, the office’s focus is geared to helping as many as possible complete simpler returns.

To make the most of their visit, taxpayers should open all of their tax documentation at home and organize their paperwork prior to their appointment. Common documents taxpayers should bring with them are:

- Valid Forms of photo identification (Passport, Driver’s License)
- Social Security cards
- Last year’s tax returns
- W-2 statements from all employers
- Documentation for any other income, such as rentals
- Form 1099s
- Mortgage statements
- End of year statements for things like childcare, education, benefits, etc.
- Any other documentation for possible itemizing or deductions

Wright-Patt’s VITA program is staffed by a team of 20 volunteers trained to provide general tax filing services for both federal and state returns. About half of the volunteers are retirees and the other half are active-duty members and spouses.

Besides Wright-Patterson’s VITA program, there are others available locally. Taxpayers can search for VITA programs by visiting https://www.irs.gov/individuals/free-tax-return-preparation-for-you-by-volunteers.

Additionally, service members and their dependents can also file their taxes for free using MilitaryOne Source at https://www.militaryonesource.mil/financial-legal/tax-resource-center. Check with MilitaryOne Source for complete eligibility terms.

To make a tax filing appointment at Wright-Patterson’s VITA office, call 937-656-1423 after January 27.