Self-Prep Tax Services

File your taxes online and for free.

More than 138,000 friends and neighbors in our region live below the poverty line and more than one in four residents struggle to make ends meet. We work to empower families and individuals and promote financial well-being across the region and build the capacity of organizations to achieve wealth equity in our community.

United Way’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program offers free tax preparation for families and individuals with income of $56,000 or less. If you are looking for tax preparation opportunities beyond our VITA program, we offer direct access to multiple free software programs that allow individuals and families to file their own taxes online.

Each program is unique and has different criteria for eligibility. Take a look at the in-depth breakdown here before choosing a platform.

United Way is here to help!  Contact us at tax@yourunitedway.org to get connected to an IRS-certified tax preparer if you get stuck or have questions.

Filers please note that you will need your Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) from your 2018 tax return. This can be found on Form 1040 line 7.  Call the IRS (800-829-1040 ) if you do not have it.

Free Programs

H&R Block

If your AGI was $69,000 or less and you can answer yes to one of the questions below, you qualify.

  • Were you between the ages of 17 and 51 on 12/31/2019?
  • Were you active duty military?
  • Do you qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)?

MyFreeTaxes

Through United Way’s partnership with H&R Block, every household with a simple return can file their federal and state taxes for free.

OnLine Taxes

If your AGI was $69,000 or less, you qualify.

TaxAct

If your AGI was $59,000 or less and you can answer yest to one of the questions below, you qualify.

  • Are you younger than 56 years old?
  • Do you qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)?
  • Were you active duty military in 2019 with an AGI of $69,000 or less?

TurboTax (INTUIT)

If you can answer yes to one of the questions below, you qualify.

  • Is your adjusted gross income (AGI) $36,000 or less?
  • Were you active duty military in 2019 with an AGI of $69,000 or less?
  • Do you qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)?