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Tax Assistance

Free income tax assistance is available in the Coast Guard and the other branches of the U.S. Armed Forces at many Coast Guard Legal Offices, military Legal Assistance Offices, and at various units through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program. Most Coast Guard Legal Offices and unit tax advisers offer this free service by appointment only. The service is available to all active-duty military members, military retirees, reservists, dependents, and Coast Guard civilian employees. To schedule an appointment contact the nearest military Legal Assistance Office and ask to speak the Tax Officer. To schedule an appointment with your local volunteer unit tax adviser, please contact the individual volunteer directly. Each VITA volunteer has been trained and certified by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to assist in the preparation of Forms 1040 EZ, 1040A, and 1040. A list of Coast Guard VITA contacts can be found below.

Documents Needed for Appointment The documents you need to bring to your tax appointment include the following: last year's federal income tax return, your W-2 wage and earning statement, Form 1099 bank interest statements (if any), social security numbers for all dependents you are claiming on this year's tax return, information on Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs) you contributed to last year or plan to contribute to by April 15th (if any), information on any child care expenses you paid last year, alimony information (if any), mortgage interest statement (if any), and any other financial information from the tax year such as investment statements, medical expenses, and charitable contribution records.

Federal and State Depart of Revenue/Tax Office Websites can be found at tax links. Taxpayers can call the IRS for answers to tax questions and to order forms at (800) 829-1040. Federal income tax forms, instructions, and publications are also available on the IRS website. Most state governments also maintain websites where you can obtain state income tax information, publications, and forms. These state tax office web pages can be found at tax links. Many federal and state income tax forms and publications are available in most USCG Legal Offices, on the web, or at local post offices or libraries.

7th CG District Brickell Plaza Federal
Building Room 918 
09 SE 1st Ave
Miami, FL 33131-3050
8th CG District Commander, Eight Coast Guard District (dl)
500 Poydras St., Room 1311
New Orleans, LA 70130-3310
13th CG District legal Thirteenth Coast Guard District (dl)
915 2nd Ave, Rm 3462
Seattle, WA 98174
14th CG District PJKK Federal Building:
300 Ala Moana Blvd  Ste 9-130
Honolulu, HI 96850 

Sand Island
400 Sand island Access Rd, BSU Room 57
Honolulu HI 96819 
Barbers Point:
1 Coral Rd
AS Barbers Point
Kapolei, HI 96707
17th CG District (Juneau) District Seventeen (d)
709 W. 9th St., Room 651
Juneau, AK 99801 
USCG Academy CG Academy Legal Office
Hamilton Hall, 2 Deck
15 Mohegan Ave
New London, CT 06320
TRACEN Cape May Coast Guard Training Center Cape May
Legal Office
1 Munro Avenue
Cape May, NJ 08204
USCG Headquarters 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE
Lower level 2, JAG Rm 2G23-03
Washington DC 20953
ISC Portsmouth Base Portsmouth VITA
Command Building 
Legal Service Command Norfolk 300 E. Main St, Suite 400
Norfolk, VA 23510-9100
Reserve TRACEN Yorktown 1 U.S. Coast Guard Training Center  Ste 217
Yorktown, VA 23690
Sector North Carolina 2301 E. Fort Macon Road
Atlantic Beach, NC 28512
USCG Support Center Elizabeth City 1664 Weeksville Road
Elizabeth City, NC 27909
Legal Service Command West  Coast Guard Island
One Eagle Road Bldg 54A
Legal Assistance Office 
Alameda, CA 94501
USCG ISC Kodiak Commissary Building, N-27,  Room 509
Kodiak, AK 99619


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Last Modified 3/24/2014