Free tax software for military families

Military families have special challenges with their finances and that includes tax returns.

TurboTax has just released a new version of its tax preparation software created specifically for military filers. And for a limited time, it's free for junior enlisted personnel.

"There are unique situations for military filers that civilians don't have face and the TurboTax Military Edition is tailored to address those needs," says TurboTax spokeswoman Julie Miller.

Miller says the software uses terms that are familiar to military families to make tax preparation easier. It also flags deductions that might be missed, such as uniform expenses and relocation costs.

TurboTax Military Edition will be fully up-to-date with the new tax laws by early next week.

From now through Feb. 14, this software is free for enlisted personnel rank E-1 to E-5 in any branch of the Armed Forces.

It's also available during this time for $24.95 (a $5 discount) for anyone ranked E-6 through officer.

Every military member using this TurboTax software can get one-on-one advice via phone or chat from one of the company's tax experts.

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Free Tax Software Available for Some Military Members