Fort Riley, Kansas



Fort Riley Tax Center set to open

By Maria Childs | 1ST INF. DIV. POST | December 16, 2016

     The Fort Riley Tax Center opens in January to Soldiers, retirees and their eligible fam­ily members. The center will open with a ribbon-cutting cer­emony Jan. 19, 2017. The tax center is at building 7034 on the corner of Normandy and Bullard streets.

     “The Fort Riley Tax Center operates to assist Soldiers and their eligible dependents in filing taxes,” said Elizabeth Thurston, chief of the tax center at Fort Riley.

     Staff of the center will help Soldiers, retirees and their fam­ily members prepare federal taxes from 2014, 2015 or 2016 for free. State tax returns are prepared as a courtesy when completing federal returns.

     Earlier this year, staff pre­pared more than 7,000 federal tax returns and saved more than $1.2 million in tax preparation fees.

     “The Fort Riley Tax Center is important to the community because it can save Soldiers an average of $300 when filing taxes,” Thurston said. “We stride in helping every eligible client and our goal is always to save them money and maximize their tax refund.”

     To use the tax center, Sol­diers, retirees and eligible family members must have their social security card or copies of the card for all dependents that will be included in the return. Thur­ston said numbers alone are not sufficient and will make clients ineligible for our services.

      Hours of operation will be Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. by appointment and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. walk-ins only. Walk-ins are always welcome but appointments are encouraged.

      For more information, call 785-239-1040.


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