Hawaii Army Tax Centers have another record-breaking season

| May 4, 2012 | 0 Comments
Maj. Gen. Joseph Chaves (left), deputy commander, HIANG, congratulates Sgt. Bianca Koth, Hawaii Army Tax Centers, on receiving an Army Commendation Medal. (Courtesy Photo)

Maj. Gen. Joseph Chaves (left), deputy commander, HIANG, congratulates Sgt. Bianca Koth, Hawaii Army Tax Centers, on receiving an Army Commendation Medal. (Courtesy Photo)

Hawaii Army Tax Centers
News Release

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — Hawaii Army Tax Centers held its closing ceremony with Maj. Gen. Joseph Chaves, deputy commander, Hawaii Army National Guard, here, Friday.

Free, professional tax advising saved service members a good deal of money; the team set a new record by filing more than 5,100 tax returns, totaling more than $10,680,000 million in refunds.

To better serve its audience and eliminate long wait times, tax center customers were able to schedule appointments to have their taxes filed.

“When I heard the wait times exceeded more than four hours last year, something had to be done,” said Capt. Amy Dewitt, judge advocate, U.S. Army Garrison-

Hawaii and officer in charge, Hawaii Army Tax Centers at Schofield Barracks. “That was far too long to wait, which is why we are by appointment only this year.”

Tax centers are still open through November, though hours are limited, to assist Soldiers who are continuing to return home from deployment.

Centers are open to all ranks, family members and retirees for free assistance in organizing and completing 2011 income tax forms.

The Schofield Tax Center is located in Building 648, next to the Sgt. Smith Theater. The Fort Shafter Tax Center is located in the Aloha Center.

Hawaii Army Tax Centers

For off-season tax help, and for updated hours of operation, call the Hawaii Army Tax Centers at 655-1040 or the Schofield Barracks Legal Assistance Office at 655-8607.

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