R 131822Z OCT 21
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC DMCS//
SUBJ/SUPPORT OF USMC INCOME TAX PREPARATION AND FILING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM//
AMPN/REF A IS THE LEGAL SUPPORT AND ADMINISTRATION MANUAL (LSAM), VOLUME 5, MARINE CORPS LEGAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM//
POC/M. HOSTETTER/CIV/JUDGE ADVOCATE LEGAL ASSISTANCE (JAL)/TEL: 703-692-7442/EMAIL: MARY.HOSTETTER@USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. Per reference (a) and in coordination with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), this MARADMIN announces the Tax Year 2021 Income Tax Preparation and Filing Assistance Program. Request maximum support from installation commanders, in coordination with the cognizant Officer-in-Charge (OIC), Legal Services Support Team (LSST), in making Marines, facilities, and information technology assets available for operation of Marine Corps Tax Centers. Commanders should identify available personnel to serve as tax preparers to the OIC LSST no later than 19 November 2021. IRS tax preparer training begins in December and Tax Centers operate from January through April.
2. The annual Tax Program has repeatedly proven to be a major quality of life benefit for our Marine Corps community. Last year alone, Marine Corps Tax Centers prepared and filed over 30,000 Federal and state returns, saving service members, retirees, and their families over 3.9 million dollars in tax preparation and filing fees normally charged by commercial preparers.
3. Any questions regarding this MARADMIN may be directed to the point of contact above.
4. Release authorized by Major General Gregg P. Olson, Staff Director of the Marine Corps.//