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Tax Center
Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point

Marine Corps Installations -East will offer assistance in support of the free online tax services active duty military members, qualifying reservists, retirees, and their dependents in 2024 at MCAS Cherry Point.  All in-person assistance, will be conducted by appointment only.

For more information about in-person tax services, visit Tax Center ( or call (910) 449-6169.

On Tuesdays, from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., there will be in person tax services by appointment only. 



The majority of tax returns can be filled online and by the member for free at MilTax:



The IRS has a variety of other resources to help members of the military and their dependents navigate filing taxes while in the military:

For retirees, civilians and veterans, there is a free physical tax return preparation center at 311 Middle Street in downtown New Bern. They are open on Mondays and Tuesdays from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. until April 18, 2023. Their phone number is (252) 772-5245 and their website is  This is a private non-profit; no federal endorsement should be inferred.


Tips for Taxpayers to Make Filing Easier:

The IRS urges filers to follow these steps to avoid unnecessary delays in processing and issuance of refunds:

  • File electronically and use direct deposit for the quickest refunds.
  • Check for the latest tax information, including the latest on Economic Impact Payments. There is no need to call.


Key Filing Season Dates:

There are several important dates taxpayers should keep in mind for the tax-year 2022 filing season:

  • Jan. 12: IRS Free File opens and taxpayers can prepare their returns.
  • Jan. 29: Tax year 2023 filing season opens.
  • April 15: Deadline for filing 2023 tax returns without an extension request.
  • Oct. 15: Deadline to file 2023 tax returns for those who request an extension.
  • Please note that tax laws are subject to change at any time.

For guidance on how to utilize the MilTax software from Military OneSource, please see the following PDF document: Military OneSource Instructions.pdf


In-person tax service at MCAS Cherry Point will be by appointment only on Tuesdays between the hours of 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and can be arranged by calling (910) 449-6169.

For in-person appointments at Camp Lejeune call (910) 451-3296 and for MCAS New River call (910) 449-6169.


Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point