FORT HOOD, Texas — Due to an increased mission set in the Fort Hood Legal Assistance Office, tax assistance will no longer be offered for service members and retirees here.

Personnel are encouraged to consider the following options.

The first is Military OneSource MilTax. It is easy-to-use, free software for preparing and e-filing federal and state taxes. Additionally, Soldiers can call a MilTax expert 24 hours, seven days a week, at (800) 342-9647. To find more information, visit their website at

The second option is visiting a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance location in the area. This is free in-person assistance with federal taxes for qualifying individuals. To find the nearest VITA location, use the VITA locator tool at or call (800) 906-9887.