5 Tips Before Doing Your Taxes
United Way partners with industry leader H&R Block to help people easily and accurately file both their federal and state taxes through MyFreeTaxes™. MyFreeTaxes is mobile optimized, so anyone can access MyFreeTaxes.com from their computer, tablet or smartphone. Most filers complete their taxes in less than an hour.
In preparation for the tax season, here are some key tips to consider:
Don’t pay to file your taxes.
If your household earned $66,000 or less in 2017, you can file both your federal and state returns for free using MyFreeTaxes.com. This is the only free, online, national tax filing product offered by a nonprofit, and United Way has made it available to over 100 million U.S. taxpayers because our mission is to fight for the financial stability of every person in every community.
“Free” doesn’t always mean free.
Some “free” tax prep products only cover federal (not state) filing or charge extra for anything beyond the most basic forms. But MyFreeTaxes is completely free for individuals and families who earned less than $66,000 in 2017 — whether you file in multiple states, work freelance or a side gig, or earn investment income.
Let the experts handle the details.
MyFreeTaxes is powered by H&R Block’s Premium software, so filing is easy, secure, and guaranteed to be 100 percent accurate. The software scans for any tax credit you’re entitled to, so you’ll get your maximum refund.
Taxes can be easy!
With MyFreeTaxes, you can simply upload a picture of your W2 and all the information will be applied to your file, making the process it easy and hassle-free to file on their own
Free help is available.
There is a chat box available on MyFreeTaxes.com as well as a phone number that will connect you to an IRS specialist. They will be ready to solve any tax conundrum in real time.
Almost a million people nationwide have used MyFreeTaxes, bringing over $1 billion of refunds back to our local communities. United Way of Lake County is committed to ensuring that people all over Lake County can easily and accurately file their taxes to receive the refunds and credits they deserve. Visit MyFreeTaxes.com to get started today.