Got Taxes? We’ve Got You Covered with Free Filing for All.

In 2019, UWCA prepared more than 3,575 tax returns for FREE!

They say the only things certain in life are death and taxes, neither of which is especially pleasant to contemplate. But at this time of year, it’s probably taxes that elicit the stronger sense of dread. And for good reason: the filing process itself can be taxing and the expertise of professional help can cost a pretty penny. Luckily, you don’t have to look far for one of the best tax resources available, thanks to the Free Tax Preparation program at United Way of Central Alabama (UWCA) and the affiliated website

United Way partners with industry leader H&R Block to help people easily and accurately file both their federal and state taxes through MyFreeTaxes, which is mobile-optimized so anyone can access the website from a computer, tablet or smart phone. Most filers can actually complete their taxes in less than hour! And, new this year, anyone can use the website service regardless of income level.


Attention all princes, paupers and everyone in between: you can file both federal and state returns for FREE using For the first time ever, anyone, regardless of income, can utilize this service. It’s the only free, online, national tax filing product offered by a nonprofit. United Way has made it available to more than 100 million U.S. taxpayers as yet another way of helping bolster the financial stability of every person in every community.

But if you’d rather do things face-to-face, you’re in luck! UWCA’s Free Tax Prep program offers in-person, IRS-trained-and-certified help to individuals and households with an annual income of $54,000 or less. To make an appointment at UWCA for tax prep help, simply call 2-1-1.


Some “free” tax prep products cover only federal (not state) filing or charge extra for anything beyond the most basic forms. But MyFreeTaxes is completely free for everyone, whether you file in multiple states, work freelance or a side gig or earn investment income.


MyFreeTaxes is powered by H&R Block’s Premium software, so filing is easy, secure and guaranteed to be 100% accurate. The software scans for any tax credit you’re entitled to, so you’ll get your maximum refund. If you have questions along the way, IRS-certified specialists are ready to solve any tax conundrum in real time online.

Almost a million people nationwide have used MyFreeTaxes, bringing more than $1 billion of refunds back to our local communities. UWCA is committed to ensuring that people in Central Alabama can easily and accurately file their taxes to receive the refunds and credits they deserve. Visit today to get started!