The Fort Bragg Tax Center will open Thursday, Jan. 22, at 9 a.m.  The tax center provides free tax preparation, electronic filing, and tax form distribution for federal and all state tax returns.  

The Fort Bragg Tax Center is the largest in the Army. It serves active-duty military, Family members and retirees with virtually all of their personal tax needs. The tax center provides free tax preparation, electronic filing, and tax form distribution for federal and all state tax returns.

Soldiers, civilian employees and civilian volunteers will assist tax payers with all their tax needs. These Soldiers and volunteers have completed the Internal Revenue Services’ training program and are IRS certified to prepare tax returns.

Assistance is provided on an appointment or walk-in basis. Appointments are strongly recommended. In order to have returns prepared, taxpayers must:

Arrive at the tax center no later than one hour prior to closing.

Bring W2 forms, which can be downloaded from the DFAS MyPay website at https://mypay.dfas.mil.  A copy of an LES cannot be used.

Bring their military/dependent/retiree ID card.

Bring a current power of attorney, if filing for another person or filing married without your spouse present and any tax forms they have received in the mail.

If taxpayers want to get their refund faster by direct deposit, they must also bring a routing number and account number.

The tax center cannot prepare or file taxes without this necessary paperwork

The tax center is located on Normandy Drive in Building 4-2843, Soldier Support Center, 6th Floor.

The hours of operation are from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. The center is closed on Sundays, as well as all major federal holidays, but will be open on most training holidays.  

The tax center will be open until midnight on both April 14 and 15.  If you visit the tax center after 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, or anytime on Saturday, you must enter and exit through the main canopy covered entrance to the Soldier Support Center.  This will be the only entrance open after hours.  Also, this will be the only entrance open on Saturdays.

The tax center will have dedicated phone numbers beginning Jan. 19. The phone numbers are 396-1040 or 396-8299.

Last year, the tax center served more than 20,000 Soldiers, retirees and their Family Members. The center prepared nearly 18,000 returns, and collectively saved clients about $3.6 million in tax preparation costs.