My Free Taxes

Seventy percent of American tax filers are eligible for free tax filing, and some don’t know they can save $200 in tax preparation fees every year by using MyFreeTaxes, the first free national, online tax filing platform.

MyFreeTaxes provides free federal and state tax preparation and filing assistance, both online and in person, to individuals and families with household incomes of $64,000 or less in 2016. MyFreeTaxes 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 200,000 tax returns were filed on MyFreeTaxes.com, a 2,400% increase since the platform launched in 2009.

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.

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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