The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program provides free income tax return preparation and electronic filing for individuals and families who make less than $55,000. State and federal tax returns are prepared by IRS trained and certified community volunteers.
Alternatively, households with an annual income of $66,000 or less may use the United Way portal myfreetaxes.com free file software for state and federal tax returns.
According to information from HRDC District 7, using the portal is easy, simple, fast and secure. Work is saved at every step, so users can return to their work later. MyFreeTaxes software has error checkers and calculators built in so there is a smaller chance of making an error. Personal information will not be shared with anyone.
Income requirements to file federal and state income taxes online for free with MyFreeTaxes are:
- Earned Household Income of $66,000 or less in 2018
- A valid email address
- A valid Social Security Number of Individual Taxpayer Identification Number
- Verify your previous year’s Adjusted Gross Income (on your income tax forms) or use your self-select electronic filing PIN number that you used last year.
The deadline to file federal and state taxes is Monday, April 15, 2019.