United Way Offers Free Online Tax Filing Tool
United Way is offering MyFreeTaxes for the 10th year. MyFreeTaxes.com is a safe, easy and completely free way for individuals or families earning $66,000 or less to file their state and federal taxes.
For the past ten years, United Way has partnered with H&R Block to provide free tax filing services for federal and state taxes in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Since that time, the partnership has helped nearly a million people file their returns, bringing more than $1 billion in refunds back to local communities.
“Tax season is a source of confusion and stress for most Americans,” said Kristi Long, President and CEO of United Way of Lake County. “Many are worried they’ll make a mistake, Won’t get their full refund or will pay too much. With MyFreeTaxes, filers can complete their returns quickly, easily and without spending a dime.”
When it comes to advanced technology and personalized customer experience, H&R Block is among the industry leaders. MyFreeTaxes users get access to H&R Block Premium Product with enhanced features to ensure filers get every dollar they deserve:
- Ability to upload image of your W-2, allowing MyFreeTaxes to automatically fill in your information;
- Refund RevealTM will show filers how and why their refund amount is changing in real time; and
- Advanced functionality for those working in the gig economy or need to include information regarding real estate investments, stock options or inheritance taxes.
Taxpayers earning less than $66,000 can enter their data through MyFreeTaxes.com, which links to a secure H&R Block website, making it easy to complete their taxes from home, at work or on mobile devices.
MyFreeTaxes is supported by United Way, and users can contact their local United Way for other local resources, or find ways to volunteer and further support their community.
MyFreeTaxes comes with the same brand promise as all H&R Block’s products: that consumers are guaranteed a maximum refund, 100 percent accuracy and 100 percent satisfaction. H&R Block’s DIY products are based on 60-plus years of preparing income tax returns.
About United Way of Lake County:
At United Way of Lake County, we believe that preparing children to thrive in school is the best way to disrupt the cycle of poverty. That’s why we engage in activities that are ensuring children are ready for their first day of school, building children’s early literacy skills, helping youth overcome barriers to high school graduation and empowering families to develop a strong foundation for their child’s future success.
Through the support of our partners and supporters, we are transforming communities by delivering programs that are timely, effective and scalable, with results we can measure. For more information, visit www.LIVEUNITEDlakecounty.org.