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January 2016

Military OneSource Offers Free Tax Services

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Why pay for tax software when you don't have to? Military OneSource provides free tax preparation and filing services, as well as tax consultations. Don't get a headache this tax season — get expert guidance instead, without spending a dime. Check out the widget on our home page for links to all the tax resources you need.

Know if Your Loved One's Tax Liability May Be Forgiven

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The Internal Revenue Service can forgive or refund tax liability if a service member dies under specific circumstances. Learn about tax forgiveness and how to file for the forgiveness or a refund. Free legal services for the decedent's personal representative are available at the nearest judge advocate general's office. You may also access tax preparation and filing services through Military OneSource.

3 Mobile Solutions to Boost Quality of Life

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Check out the three new mobile solutions from Military OneSource. These new online tools can help you boost your mood, coach you to better health and rekindle your romance. All provided free from Military OneSource.

(Boost your health.)

Coach Up for Health

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Athletes gear up for sports, students pack up for school and it's time for you to coach up for your health. Military OneSource provides health and wellness coaches to help you set and meet your goals for managing your weight, fitness, nutrition, stress, health condition and life transitions. Improve your health today.

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Tips to Recover From Holiday Debt

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Oh, the holidays — families make memories together, we overindulge in our favorite foods and budgets may get a little off track. If this last one applies to you, use these six tips to get your finances back in line in 2016.

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Potential Tax Breaks for Families With Special Needs

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Filing taxes could mean saving money for families with special needs. Tax breaks exist for expenses related to child and dependent care, disability-related retirement and more. Review these tips to see if your family qualifies for tax benefits in the new year.

Keeping It All Together

Ease the Journey Through Treatment and Recovery

Keeping It All Together

The Keeping It All Together handbook helps you stay organized as you care for your wounded, ill or injured service member. Use it to keep important documents in one place and as a learning guide for terms and resources that may be new to you. Stay organized and ease your journey.

For Service Providers
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Upcoming Military Families Learning Network Webinars

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The Military Families Learning Network allows service providers to collaborate on issues unique to military families. On Jan. 26, catch the "Cooking up Nutrition Education" webinar. Find out more and view the archives on the MFLN website.

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Live Chat: Information Your Way

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Your schedule is busy, and you need important information fast. Save some time and use the Military OneSource Live Chat feature, located in the middle left of the Confidential Help drop-down menu. Live chat is quick, so you can get your info on the go.

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Coming Soon

Did You Know?

The new Community Capacity Building training that supports those who support military families is coming soon! Learn more at My Training Hub.

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What’s new on MySECO?

Search for scholarships, explore career options or build your resume. It's easier than ever using the tools on MySECO.

Time for a Career Change?

Start your own business in 2016. Join us on Jan. 6 for the first in a series of entrepreneurship webinars.

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What You're Saying

What You're Saying

"Military OneSource is a great and fast help. It's like Google for military spouses. I love it and greatly appreciate all the employees."

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Family Fitness

Did You Know?

Muscle more exercise into your busy parenting schedule. Enjoy active "we time" with your little ones instead of waiting for "me time."

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Tackle Stress

Tackle daily stress with your own team of resources and support through Military OneSource.

From Military OneSource

During October, Military OneSource completed 97 percent of the document translations within seven days.

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Share Success

Did You Know?

Military spouses share the secrets of career success in the Spouse Education and Career Opportunities eNewsletter.

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Free Career Resources

Did You Know?

Join us for our Jan. 5 webinar and learn about resources available through the Spouse Education and Career Opportunities program.

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