The OSCPA is continuing their annual tradition of providing free tax return preparation for military families. To qualify, the filer (or one of the joint filers) must be a permanent resident of the state of Ohio and be currently deployed outside of the state. As a veteran who served overseas several times, I would like to offer my respect to the society. As a young and unmarried serviceman, I had non-complex reporting needs while deployed and was able to handle the filing myself. But for many of our troops, especially those separated from their families, homes and businesses, this can be a great relief, and provides the added assurance of a professionally prepared return and the expert review of a qualified CPA. You can read more about the program at www.cpata.com/go/2710.