By Holly DeCarlo-White
USAG Stuttgart Public Affairs Office
The Tax Center, operated by the U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Law Center on Kelley Barracks, closed for the season, June 10, but not before saving the military community over half a million dollars in tax preparation fees for the 2015 tax year.
Every year, the Stuttgart Law Center opens and operates the Tax Center to provide free tax preparation and filing for the Stuttgart community, including service members and dependents, retirees, and civilians.
Tax Center personnel include Judge Advocates, paralegals, specially hired employees, volunteers, and special duty Soldiers.
Tax Center preparers are trained volunteers certified in Internal Revenue Service Volunteer Assistance. They provided preparation on traditional returns as well as those that included rental income and child care businesses.
Since opening in February this year, the Stuttgart Tax Center reported serving 1,114 clients, and obtained $3,229,961 in refunds, saving the community a grand total of $520,842 in tax preparation fees.
Watch the 2016 ribbon cutting of the Stuttgart Tax Center held, Feb. 2 with USAG Stuttgart Commander Col. Glenn K. Dickenson: