United Way’s Tips for Tax Season

Are you a busy tax-filer, with no time to make an appointment to review your 2017 finances? Or a college student, eager to prove to your parents you can do your own taxes? Maybe you held different jobs in multiple states last year. No matter your problem, United Way of Central Alabama has a solution to take the stress out of tax season.

United Way partners with industry leader H&R Block to help people easily and accurately file both their federal and state taxes through MyFreeTaxesTM. MyFreeTaxes is mobile optimized so anyone can access MyFreeTaxes.com from their computer, tablet or smart phone. Most filers complete their taxes in less than hour.


In preparation for the tax season, here are some key tips to consider:

Don’t pay to file your taxes.

If your household earned $66,000 or less in 2017 you can file both your federal and state returns for free using MyFreeTaxes.com. This is the only free, online, national tax filing product offered by a nonprofit, and United Way has made it available to over 100 million U.S. taxpayers because our mission is to fight for the financial stability of every person in every community.

“Free” doesn’t always mean free- read the fine print!

Some “free” tax prep products only cover federal (not state) filing, or charge extra for anything beyond the most basic forms. But MyFreeTaxes is completely free for individuals and families who earned less than $66,000 in 2017 — whether you file in multiple states, work freelance or a side gig, or earn investment income.

Let the experts handle the details.

MyFreeTaxes is powered by H&R Block’s Premium software, so filing is easy, secure, and guaranteed to be 100 percent 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.


Almost a million people nationwide have used MyFreeTaxes, bringing over $1 billion of refunds back to our local communities. United Way of Central Alabama 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 www.myfreetaxes.com today to get started!