1. United Way provides www.myfreetaxes.com This is a good option for anyone with a simple return. Simple tax situations include W-2income, Schedule C self-employment, unemployment income, EITC and more. MyFreeTaxes automatically screens for credit and deduction eligibility, and also lets you claim any missed stimulus payments. MyFreeTaxes’ Helpline is open daily, 1-866-698-9435.

2. IRS Free File provides access to online tax preparation on IRS partner sites to taxpayers whose adjusted gross income is $72,000 or less, AND provides free file fillable forms to all taxpayers. It can be accessed online at https://apps.irs.gov/app/freeFile/

Support Local Journalism

Your membership makes our reporting possible.


As stated on the IRS’s website, the “IRS Free File Program is a public-private partnership between the IRS and many tax preparation and filing software industry leaders who provide their brand-name products for free.”

I need free help with tax preparation.

Depending on your income level, age, and the complexity of your tax filing, free tax return preparation is available through IRS-certified sites such as VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) and AARP Tax-Aide programs. Use the search tool on the IRS website to find a site close to you.

Do call ahead or visit their website before going to the tax preparation site so that you can check hours and bring all the needed documents with you!

Source News