Tax center in full swing, base offers free tax preperation services

28 Jan 2016 | Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. – As the temperature drops and gym memberships rise with the New Year, tax season opens in full swing and Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune has a one stop shop for all service members and their families.

The base tax center offer completely free tax preparation and filing services to service members, their families, retirees and base employees.

“Here we can get all of your taxes prepared fully at no charge at all,” said Lance Cpl. Taylor Devillier, Noncommission Officer in Charge. “MCCS employees are welcome to come as well, however we do not accept temporary base employees.”

While using the base tax center, you can be confident in knowing that the person filing your taxes for you is properly qualified, said Devillier.

“All the Marines go to a course on Camp Johnson, taught by the IRS,” said Devillier. “The IRS sends a representative to us directly and they give a course which goes over tax services. We learn how to prepare returns, tax law and how to recognize a fraudulent return. After that course, all of us go take a test where we get certified to prepare and file taxes.”

While other institutions or options to file your tax return are available, most require payment or fees.

“Take advantage of this resource,” said Devillier. “This is free to the military. We can get you in and out, quick and easy. You will not be persuaded to one thing or another and you’re getting your taxes done by someone who is certified and qualified to do it.”

For more information on the base tax center including hours and necessary documents needed to file, visit or call 451-9391.