(Closed) Deployment return date postponed…HELP!!!

posted 5 years ago in Military
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m not military or a tax expert, but I’m fairly certain he can get an extention because he’s actively deployed. 

 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@navybride0428:  

You should be able to get an extension.  You should also be able to get his W2 through MyPay.  If he can get on a computer he should be able to e-mail you a copy.  I don’t know what your situation is but if you don’t owe I am pretty sure the deadline is not as big of a deal as it is if you owe.  Have you talked to your ombudsman?  She may be able to hook you up with someone to actually do your taxes.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013 - Walt Disney World

Yes, to all of the above!  I didn’t have the same situation as you, but Fiance was able to get me a power of attorney while he was deployed if I needed it.  Is it possible for your Fiance to do that for you?

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Yeah, it shouldn’t be too difficult for your fiance to get an extension.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013 - Walt Disney World

Hmm, are you able to access his mypay?  I know, you’re not supposed to share passwords and the like, but I needed all of FI’s when he was deployed.  If you can, and you have all his other information, I think you can still file for him (like free online with taxact, or hr block). 

ETA: if you can get on mypay, you can get his w-2. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

When my fiance was gone last year, I sent him a power of attorney to sign and return (for a different reason), BUT since he is in the army you can also get an extension. I think you can e-file online for him without having power of attorney though..? Either way, don’t worry. 🙂

 

Post # 11
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’m a CPA but I still like attaching the IRS website info. You can extend regardless through October 15th, 2013 but that does not give you an extension to pay. If in past years you have received a refund then you should be safe to extend without making any payments. If you do owe and don’t pay in April you will be charged interest and penalties in addition to your tax due.

 

 

 

However, see below (from the IRS website). I would assume he would qualify as supporting operations but I’m not sure about your exact details.

 

 

 

The IRS automatically extends the deadline for filing tax returns, paying taxes, filing claims for refund and taking other actions related to federal income tax for U.S. Armed Forces personnel serving in a combat zone. The IRS also extends the deadline for those in the U.S. Armed Forces deployed overseas away from their permanent duty station in support of operations in a qualified hazardous duty area but outside the qualified hazardous duty area.

 

The deadline for filing returns, making payments or taking any other action with the IRS is extended for at least 180 days after:

  • The last day of qualifying combat zone service, or

 

  • The last day of any continuous qualified hospitalization for injury from service in the combat zone.

I’d just have an extension filed. There is no signature needed to file one (federally- some states do require one) so I’d be suprised if a POA is needed for that as long as you have all the needed information (SSN, DOB and Name should be all). If you pay to have them filed just reach out to your local CPA. This is a general overview though and a local CPA who knows all your facts can provide better advice.

 

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

@navybride0428:  When my Darling Husband was deployed (before we were married) he had access to the finance department while in country.  Not to mention, all his W2s, anything he needed for tax purposes, etc he could access online/mypay.  I’m not sure of your FI’s situation, but Darling Husband had to take care of those things on the few precious hours of the week that he had off.

Post # 15
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2012

He would have to pay whatever was due by April 15th. No knowing specifics (I am married to a military man though!) if he just has his W-2 as his only tax document then you should be fine and generally don’t owe since he would have withheld enough. Did he give a POA to anyone?

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