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Need tax prep assistance?

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DOBBINS AIR RESERVE BASE, Ga. -- With th recent closing of the Fort McPherson Tax Assistance Center, many military members, dependents and retirees have been seeking assistance with preparing and filing their taxes.

Active duty and Reserve military members can visit Military OneSource at www.militaryonesource.mil for a free, electronic tax filing service. There, you can complete, save, and file your 2011 federal and up to three state returns online free with the H&R Block At Home® tool.

To access this free version of H&R Block At Home®, you must start your return from the Military OneSource H&R Block At Home® link. Once you click the link you will be required to log in to Military OneSource. From the login page you will be directed to a site containing additional information on tax preparation, including the link to the Military OneSource free H&R Block At Home® service. If you have questions about this tax service or about preparing your own tax returns, please call 1-800-342-9647 and ask to speak with a Military OneSource tax consultant. Trained tax consultants are available 7 days a week from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Military retirees can visit www.aarp.org or call (888) 227-7669 to find a location near them that is providing tax preparation.