Tax season is just around the corner, and those all-important 2007 W-2 forms will start being mailed to service members in early to mid-January. But here's a reminder: Those who can access their pay information electronically can get theirs much faster.
For instance, active and Reserve Marine Corps W-2s will be sent out by the U.S. Postal Service on Jan. 9-10, the Defense Finance and Accounting Service says. But those with https://mypay.dfas.mil/mypay.aspx">activated myPay accounts can retrieve their tax statement up to two weeks earlier than scheduled.
Those statements are approved for use by the Internal Revenue Service, according to DFAS.
Forms for retirees and annuitant accounts began being mailed on Dec. 16 and 19, respectively. Check the DFAS site for the http://www.dfas.mil/news/2007pressreleases/release11070002.html">complete mailing schedule.