We make it as simple as possible for you to get started with your military tax refund claim.
When you sign up to TaxCommand the first thing we ask you to do is give us your personal details (name, dob, etc). We also ask you which tax years you want us to include in your refund estimate. If you have previously claimed for a tax year, don't want to claim for it or simply weren't working for the military during that year, disable it.
By only selecting the claims you want, we can refine what information we need from you and give you a more accurate refund estimate.
Once we have determined which years you want to claim for, we will ask you for details of your employment, assignments, addresses, vehicles and expenses. We will also need you to answer 13 questions about your financial history.
When we ask about your employments - we are asking about general employments... for example, for someone coming from university, working in London for two years and then signing up as a Warfare Officer - we would expect employments to be: Student, Banker, Warfare Officer.
At this stage we don't need finite details - we are using this information to determine when you were employed by the military and what other factors we might need to consider when we prepare your claim.
Here we need a bit more detail, we need to know where you were, how long you were expecting to be assigned at that location. We need this information to determine whether or not your expenses can be considered for inclusion in your refund claim.
We need to know your home address so that we can determine if your journies to and from home can be included in your claim.
We ask about your vehicles so we can confirm that you have done approximately the mileage you are claiming for, this prevents any errors in your claims and stops any unwanted tax bills!
Finally, we will ask you for details on your expenses for each "expense period". An expense period is every unique combination of address and assignment. We chunk it like this because your expenses will usually change with your assignment or your address.
When we have all the information to estimate your claim, we will show you what we think you could receive. Select the years you want to start the claims for and get going!
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