A Minnesota U.S. lawmaker has introduced a bill that would establish a toll-free IRS telephone line to answer questions military taxpayers and their families have about their taxes.
The bill coauthored by Representatives Tim Walz and Ron Kind would also create a special unit within the IRS, staffed by veterans, to develop and conduct outreach, create education materials, and provide help to current service members, including National Guard and Reservists.
Kind says the men and women that serve in our armed forces often face unnecessary challenges when completing their taxes, and lawmakers to set our military members and their families up for success, and provide every possible resource to them ahead of tax day.
The Retired Enlisted Association also voiced support for the bill. Deputy Legislative Director Michael Saunders explained that there are over 30 different types of orders that members of the National Guard and Reserves can receive; each one can have different types of tax implications, and that makes the process overly complicated.