Tired of paying high tax preparation fees? United Way and community partners provide free tax preparation services to hard working individuals and families in our Tri-State region.
In 2017, more than 17,000 local families received over $20 million in tax refunds. It’s easy, fast, and free. Here’s how:
File Your Taxes Online for Free!
In Person Help at volunteer tax sites
MyFreeTaxesis an easy, safe, secure, free online tool for filing federal and state taxes, sponsored by United Way and powered by H&R Block. United Way offers a free Help Line for MyFreeTaxes Users: 1-855-MY-TX-HELP (1-855-698-9435) You can work from home, or from a library or computer lab. Use this service if you are:
Comfortable with computers or smartphones (if you use facebook or shop online, you can use this system.)
Earn less than $66,000/year.
Use MyFreeTaxes to prepare your tax return; you can then print and mail, or file online.
To file online, you will need to verify identity using last years’ tax data or credit rating information.
Trained, certified volunteers offer in-person help to file your taxes at sites throughout the community. Sites are open January-April. Most VITA sites can do your current and 2 prior year taxes; check for details at your site.
VITA(Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) offers 34 volunteer-run sites sponsored by United Way and partner agencies at locations throughout our region. Some sites are by appointment, others offer walk-in service.