The Fort Riley Tax Assistance Center will continue operations through April 15, despite the federal extension of the tax filing deadline to May 17.
Officials say limited staffing is the primary reason for not extending services. The center, part of the 1st Infantry Division’s Staff Judge Advocate office, provides free tax preparation assistance to soldiers, including active duty, eligible family members, military reservists on order for more than 30 days and military retirees.
The center is operating as a drop-off service with no appointments due to COVID-19 mitigation efforts. Clients are notified within three days after dropping off their tax documents.
The center, located at 7034 Bullard Street, is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday with the last returns accepted at 5:30 p.m. each day.
So far more than 3,600 Federal returns and almost 2,000 state returns have been prepared, saving soldiers more than $930,000 in preparation fees.