2013 Tax Document Schedule

We’re in the middle of W-2 and 1099R season, and documents are being released almost daily.  Here is the chart of the 2013 tax documents release schedule for military folks:

2013 W-2 Schedule

These are the dates that the W-2s and 1099Rs will be available using the MyPay system.  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.

Please be sure to note that last two dates, which is when 1099-INTs will be issued for Savings Deposit Program money and W-2s for Personally Procured Moves (former called Do It Yourself/DITY moves).  Forgetting these other tax statements can be a hassle.

Due to sequestration, the IRS isn’t even ready to start processing income tax returns until 30 January 2014.  It is always better to wait until you have all your documents, including any amended documents, before filing.  I know it is enticing to file early, especially if your taxes are simple and you are expecting a refund.  However, the pain of filing an amended return is just not worth it!  It is great to go ahead and get prepared with all your other papers and figures.  That way you can just plug in the W-2 figures when the documents are actually issued.

Best wishes for a smooth and simple tax filing season.

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Kate Horrell
Kate Horrell is a military financial coach, mom of four teens, and Navy spouse. She has a background in taxes and mortgage banking, and a trove of experience helping other military families with their money. Follow her on twitter @realKateHorrell.
  • Merle

    Been over a year since Doctor put in aid attendance for my wife! I am a Heart Transplant from ismetic (?) Heart condition as served in Vietnam, and mant things from this condition before having transplant. Also now a Ards!!! must have a attendance as not to stable and on oxygen. Why is it taking so long? My wife had to quit her job back then to stay with me. So much has gone on over the years, but why does this take so long even with Doctor statements and them doing the paper work!!!!! Please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!