By Katie Lange
Defense Media Activity
It’s a new year, which once again means it’s also tax season.
For those of you who like to start your taxes early, you’re in luck. Some W-2s are already available for download on DFAS MyPay, while others will be coming out in the next few weeks.
If you haven’t checked your MyPay account, here’s are some key dates to note:
Forms available as of Jan. 11:
1099-Rs for retirees and annuitants
W-2s for Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force Reserves
W-2s for active-duty Marines
On Jan. 20: W-2s become available online for active-duty Army, Navy and Air Force service members, as well as Defense Department civilians.
Other IRS tax forms, including 1095B/C’s for health care coverage, will be available for download soon, too.
Not seeing the forms you need above? Check out the DFAS tax statement schedule. It also includes when 1095, 1099INT and 1099-M forms are being released.
For those of you who elected to receive your forms the old-fashioned way, via snail mail, your hard copy will be shipped out starting Jan. 12.
Other Notable MyPay Items
While you’re logged into MyPay, you’re encouraged to opt into e-delivery for all of these forms. If you don’t, that means the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps have to pay the mailing costs – which can really add up. Opting into e-delivery can help your service save a lot of money.
Finally, this is a great time of year to review the details in your MyPay account, such as insurance allotments, IRA contributions and more. Consider if the coverage and payments you’re paying for are too little, too much or just right.
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