Warren's Tax Center helps personnel receive more than $1 million in refunds

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  • By Airman Jason Wiese
  • 90th Missile Wing Public Affairs
As of April 13, the Warren Tax Center is no longer taking appointments for base personnel hoping to file taxes.

The last day to file taxes is April 17, but taxpayers should file early, said Capt. Matthew Simonds, 90th Missile Wing Judge Advocate.

"A lot of times, people think they're going to get a refund, butend up owing," Simonds said. "The due date is April 17, and if they pay late, they could owe interest and fees."

The tax center filed taxes for approximately 560 individuals, helping them receive approximately $1.1 million in refunds, he said.

"We were able to get them a refund most of the time," Simonds said. "They saved even more money because they didn't have to pay for an accountant."

If taxpayers are unable to file their taxes on time, they can file for an extension by filling out Internal Revenue Service form 4868. The form can be found at http://www.irs.gov.

Common reasons for service members to file extensions include deployments, lacking the necessary forms and problems with financial documents, Simonds said.

Airman 1st Class Dan Gage, 90th Missile Wing Public Affairs specialist, utilized the help of the tax center when filing his taxes.

"The tax center was very helpful," Gage said. "They made sure to fill everything out properly and get me the most possible money on my return. The tax center is one of the most beneficial programs for servicemembers on base."