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Installation Legal Offices

The Staff Judge Advocate's area offices serve all Army personnel and their families assigned to units and organizations in Hawaii and certain other locations in USARPAC.

All Army active duty and retired personnel and their families are entitled to legal assistance.

The Claims Office handles claims for personal property that is lost or damaged incident to military service, such as household goods shipment claims.

  • Legal Assistance
  • Claims Office
  • Tax Center
  • Contact Us

Locations

Schofield Barracks: The Schofield Barracks Legal Assistance Office is located in Building 2037 on Humphreys Road. Call Legal Assistance at 808-655-8607.

Hours of Operation

Closed all weekends, 25th Infantry Division training holidays and federal holidays. The Legal Assistance Office also will be closed all day for 25th ID pay day activities, which is usually held the first Friday of each month.

Mondays

9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
 

10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Powers of Attorney
Notarizations

Scheduled Appointments

Tuesdays

9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
 

10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

1:30 p.m.

Powers of Attorney
Notarizations

Walk-in Appointments

Divorce/Separation Brief

Wednesdays

9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
 

10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Powers of Attorney
Notarizations

Scheduled Appointments

Thursdays

1-4:30 p.m.
 

10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

1:30 p.m.

Powers of Attorney
Notarizations

Scheduled Appointments

Divorce/Separation Brief

Fridays

9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Powers of Attorney
Notarizations
Scheduled Appointments

 

Information Papers

Automotive

Civilian Attorneys

Consumer Protection and Financial Planning

Family Law

Immigration

Landlord-Tenant

Life After the Military

Living Wills and Powers of Attorney

Military Administrative

Location

The Claims Office is located in Building 2037, Humphreys Road, Schofield Barracks. Call Claims at 808-655-9279.

For medical claims, visit the Tripler Army Medical Center branch office in Room 222, Wing 2D. Call 808-433-5311.

Hours of Operation

All offices are closed weekends and federal holidays. Hours of operation may be modified on training holidays and pay day activities. Last sign in will be accepted 30 minutes prior to closing for the day.

Mondays

9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Tuesdays

9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Wednesdays

9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Thursdays

1-4 p.m., the first Thursday of the month

Fridays

9 a.m.-4 p.m.

 

Information Papers

External Links

The U.S. Army Hawaii Tax Assistance Center will open Feb. 2, 2015, located at 131 Grimes St., Trailer 1, Schofield Barracks. Call 655-1040 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Hours of Operation:
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays: 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Saturdays (1st and 3rd of the month): 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Scheduled Appointments:
Monday-Friday: 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Walk-in Appointments: 
Sign-up begins at 9:30 a.m. for appointments beginning at 12:30 p.m. until close of business, Monday-Friday; and all day Saturday.

The Tax Assistance Center is for appointments from service members, military family members and retirees. Walk-in appointments available on a limited basis.

What To Bring To Your Appointment

  • Proof of identification:
    Social security cards for you, your spouse and your dependents, or a number verification letter issued by the Social Security Administration. Military or dependent ID cards are acceptable as legitimate copies of social security cards.
  • Birth dates for you, your spouse and your dependents.
  • A copy of last year’s Federal and State returns.
  • Current year’s tax package, if received.
  • Form W-2, W-2G, 1099-R:
    Wage and earning statement(s) from all employers, gambling winnings, etc.
  • Form 1098 or Form 1098-T:
    For mortgage statement or similar document(s) for any houses, condos or land you owned; or a tuition statement.
  • Information regarding any rental properties you owned:
    If you owned more than one property, they cannot be owned purely as investment properties for us to prepare and file your return. See below for "Tax Assistance Services Not Provided."
  • Form 1099:
    Interest and dividend statements from banks, unemployment compensation, Social Security, pensions, annuities and cancelled debts.
  • Receipts for all tax-deductable donations.
  • Copy of a cancelled check that includes bank routing and account numbers for direct deposit/withdrawl.
  • Total amount paid for child care and the child care provider's tax identifying number:
    The provider's social security number or the business Employer Identification Number.
  • Both spouses:
    To file a married filing joint tax return electronically, both spouses must be present to sign the required forms. One spouse cannot prepare the return and bring it home for the other spouse to review and sign. Spouses may come in separately to review the return, but the return cannot be filed until both spouses review and approve the return in person.

Tax Assistance Services Not Provided

The following tax issues are beyond the scope of our tax assistance program:

  • More than one rental property;
  • Filing a Schedule C for a business that is not in-home child care through the Family Child Care program;
  • Clergy/ministry expense deductions;
  • Schedule K-1 income from partnerships;
  • More than 10 investment transactions - no day traders;
  • Appeals of IRS decisions to Tax Courts;
  • Cancellation of debt; and
  • Preparation of prior year returns.

We cannot waive any of these exceptions. Individuals whose taxes fall outside our scope of services should contact a CPA or other tax-preparation service.

Documents and Forms

Any Power of Attorney used at the Tax Center must be signed within the last three years, and specify tax filing and signing powers to prevent fraud.

Information Papers

Links

Schofield Barracks
Administrative Law 808-655-8743
Contract and Fiscal Law 808-655-0311
Claims 808-655-9279
Labor Law 808-655-4230
Legal Assistance 808-655-8607
Magistrate Court Paralegal 808-655-8617

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