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DFAS to release 2011 tax statements via myPay and U.S. mail

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Nov. 29, 2011) – Electronic and postal delivery of 2011 tax statements for military service members, military retirees and federal civilian employees paid by the Defense Finance and Accounting Service will begin by mid-December through January with all customers receiving their W-2s and 1099Rs by January 31.
 
For most, tax statements will be available online using the DFAS myPay pay management system ( https://mypay.dfas.mil/mypay.aspx) a week or more earlier than delivery via mail.

2011 tax statement myPay and USPS mail schedule:
Form/Document
Date available on myPay
Dates mailed via the
U.S. Post Office
Retiree Account Statement (RAS)
Dec. 4, 2011
Dec. 19. 2011 – Jan. 10, 2012
Retiree 1099R
Dec. 15, 2011
Dec. 19. 2011 – Jan. 10, 2012
Annuitant Account Statement (AAS)
Dec. 14, 2011
Dec. 19-31, 2011
Annuitant 1099R
Dec. 14, 2011
Dec. 19-31, 2011
Active Duty Air Force, Army, Navy W-2
Jan. 24, 2012
Jan. 24-29, 2012
Reserve Air Force, Army, Navy W-2
Jan. 6, 2012
Jan. 6-9, 2012
Marine Corps Active & Reserve W-2
Jan. 16, 2012
Jan. 19-21, 2012
Civilian employee W-2 (DoD/Non-DoD)
Jan. 5, 2012
Jan. 7-15, 2012
Military VSI/SSB W-2 *
Not available via myPay
Jan. 4-5, 2012
Savings Deposit Program 1099INT
Jan. 21, 2012
Jan. 21-22, 2012
Vendor Pay 1099
Not available via myPay
Jan. 20-25, 2012
Vendor Pay MISC W-2
Jan. 31, 2012
Jan. 20-25, 2012
Travel PCS **  W-2
Jan. 31, 2012
Jan. 20-25, 2012
Army Non-Appropriated Fund Civilian Pay W-2
Jan. 20, 2012
Not available
* Voluntary Separation Incentive/Special Separation Benefit
** Permanent Change of Station

Military non-appropriate fund civilian employees receive tax statements from their respective military service. Army NAF employee tax statements are made available via myPay.
 
The myPay advantage While tax statements are available on myPay earlier than waiting for an envelope in the mail, there are other advantages to using the online system throughout the year.

Availability: Tax statements available on myPay will remain online for one year. These, as well as other documents such as leave and earning statements, may be printed or downloaded for storage on computer hard drives, CDs, DVDs or flash drives.

Except during periodic system maintenance periods, myPay is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The only requirements are valid login credentials (ID and password) and a computer connected to the Internet.

The inner circle: myPay users have a need to allow trusted individuals to access their pay documents and information. Military members deployed away from home may wish to have their spouses, parents or other associates to retrieve information for tax preparation purposes. An elderly retiree may desire to grant access to his or her tax accountant or legal guardian.

Users can establish limited access passwords for their family members or other trusted individuals by logging in and establishing access in their Personal Settings. Individuals granted limited access to a myPay account may retrieve documents or view information but cannot make changes to existing addresses, bank accounts, allotments or other pay account information.
 
Security: While each pay account customer has a personal responsibility to keep their login information secure, myPay uses security tools that surpass industry standards to keep that customer’s pay information safe.

Recently, myPay was changed to allow customers accessing the system using a Computer Access Card (CAC) enabled computer to log in without using their login ID or password. This change made the system even easier to use while not compromising its security.
 
Savings: By using myPay, each military member, retiree and federal civilian employee saves their department or agency the cost of mailing documents. While each individual W2, 1099R or LES might be inexpensive, the overall costs of mailing millions of individual documents can become substantial. When combined with the environmental costs of paper, printing and delivery, using myPay is one way each individual can contribute to ensuring funds are available for their department’s mission, such as supporting the needs of military men and women for DoD customers.
Page updated Nov. 29, 2011