My Free Taxes

My Free Taxes is an online tax preparation service that is free, safe, and easy to use. Sponsored by United Way and H&R Block, My Free Taxes has all the features you’re looking for to file your federal and state returns —minus the filing fees. Taxpayers can save an average of $200 in fees by using My Free Taxes.

My Free Taxes provides free federal and state tax preparation and filing assistance, both online and in person, to individuals and families with household incomes of $66,000 or less in 2017. My Free Taxes can be used to file federal and state taxes in all 50 states and the District of Columbia for those who qualify. Not only is this service free, it is operated by H&R Block- an industry-leader in tax preparation.

Last year, more than 190 tax returns were filed in Lake County on MyFreeTaxes.com, this year United Way’s goal is to double that number in applicants who used the service.

Offering free English and Spanish tax support, MyFreeTaxes provides qualifying filers access to tax coaches for in-person, self-preparation assistance. The online tool allows taxpayers to self-file for free using a simple step-by-step process that includes free telephone (1-855-MY-TX-HELP), email and online chat support from IRS-certified specialists.

Additional Info

For more information, contact Deanna Olmem at (847) 775-1018 or Deanna.Olmem@uwlakeco.org.

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Results

Lake County Results for the My Free Taxes Program in 2016:

  • 132 total returns completed through My Free Taxes.
  • 41 of the 135 returns filed for Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) with an average of $1,717.61 in credits.
  • On average, filers received $1,610.72.
  • The average age of filers was 34 years old.
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