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My favorite season isn’t summer, it’s tax season!

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  • By Senior Airman Katherine Brock
  • 6th Air Mobility Wing Legal Office

Tax season is around the corner and hopefully soon you will receive a nice hefty chunk of cash back from all your hard work this year. MacDill Air Force Base offers two locations for you to get your taxes done for free. Services are provided for active duty, retirees, spouses and dependents with proof of a valid military identification card.


You can get your taxes done at one of the two offices below:

The Retiree Activities Office (RAO)

Location: On base between the commissary and the Base Exchange

Phone #: 813-828-0248

Hours:  M – F, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (Closed on holidays)

*Fridays are strictly Active Duty tax days.


Active duty members are given priority at the RAO. Services are provided on an appointment basis. However, walk-ins are welcome if there is open availability. Walk-ins will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis. The RAO will open up the phone lines for scheduling on Jan. 16, 2017, and will be scheduling appointments for Jan. 30, 2017, and later.

Hillsborough Community College (HCC)

Location: Off base at HCC, Room BSSB 201, Brandon, Fla.

Phone#: 813-546-6217– Please leave a message.

Hours:  Tue, Wed, Thurs, Sat, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. (Closed on holidays)


The HCC tax center will start scheduling on Jan. 16, 2017 and tax preparations will begin Feb. 2, 2017. This year, HCC will welcome walk-ins during Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.  Saturdays will be reserved for those with appointments only. Calls will be returned within 24-hours. If no return call is received, please call again and leave another message. A map and the necessary paperwork will be emailed after an appointment is made.


In addition to the normal W-2, 1099, and other financial forms, clients will need to bring their 1095C Affordable Care Act paperwork. Personnel should receive this paperwork from DFAS, which can be downloaded from the same site the income forms are obtained from.


Seeking volunteers!!

The HCC tax center is currently seeking volunteers for the 2017 tax season. No tax experienced required. They are seeking multiple greeters and a scheduler. The greeters will meet the clients, check them in, and keep the order for the reviews. The scheduler will need computer access with Excel and email skills. The scheduler will return phone calls, schedule clients and send email confirmations out. The hours are flexible and any day(s) of participation is/are welcome. Schedulers will work from home and greeters will be expected in person at HCC. If interested, please contact (Ret) Col. Pete Ryner at cell 813-545-5807.