The Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) has announced the dates that your 2012 W-2 or 1099R tax statements will be available. You can access your statements online at the MyPay website. If you don’t have MyPay online access, take a bit of time today to set up your account so that you’ll be able to get to your tax documents when they become available.
|Civilian employee W-2 (DoD/Non-DoD)||01/05/2013|
|Reserve Army, Navy & Air Force W-2||01/08/2013|
|Marine Corps Active & Reserve W-2||01/14/2013|
|Army NAF Civilian Pay W-2||01/20/2013|
|Savings Deposit Program 1099INT||01/22/2013|
|Active Duty Army, Navy & Air Force W-2||01/24/2013|
|Vendor Pay MISC W-2||01/31/2013|
|Travel PCS W-2*||01/31/2013|
Don’t forget that you are not technically supposed to file your income taxes until you have your W-2 or 1099R in hand. In addition, this year’s tax-law shenanigans mean that many folks will be better off filing later than usual.
*PCS Travel W-2 applies to Personally Procured Moves (formerly known as DITY moves.) If you did a PPM this year, please don’t file until you get your PCS Travel W-2. They come late, and they can be surprising. The first time my husband got a PCS Travel W-2, way back in the days before MyPay, I spent days trying to figure out where it came from, why I had it, and what I was to do with it.