United Way Offers Two Last Minute Tax Filing Options

The tax filing deadline for 2017 taxes is Tuesday, April 17th, 2018—have you filed yours yet?

If you’ve put off filing your taxes and are starting to feel the pressure, you’re in luck! United Way of Central Alabama offers two options for last-minute filers. You can go on-line using United Way’s free tax filing software, MyFreeTaxes, and file your taxes for free, and if you know you will not make the April 17th deadline, you can come to United Way for an extension form.

Walk-ins are welcome to come to United Way (3600 8th Avenue South) starting Monday, April 16 through Wednesday, April 18 to get extension forms. While you are here, you can go ahead and schedule an appointment to have your 2017 taxes to be prepared after April 17th the deadline. United Way files taxes year round!

MyFreeTaxes, United Way’s free online tax filing software is a convenient and easy-to-use resource to file federal and state taxes. MyFreeTaxes is free for those with a household income of $66,000 or less in 2017. Breeze through your federal and up to three state tax returns for free with premium H&R Block software which is available through a nationwide partnership with United Way and H&R Block.

MyFreeTaxes offers free customer support, in English and Spanish, from IRS-certified specialists right from the palm of your hand. The MyFreeTaxes helpline is available through April 30, 2018, with options to call in or use a chat box to receive assistance from a real person in real time.

For more information on picking up an extension form, scheduling a post-tax deadline appointment or to learn about other ways to manage your finances, call 2-1-1 (1-888-421-1266) or visit www.uwca.org/taxes.

United Way fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person, in every community. We give people the financial education and tools to build a solid foundation that improves their lives and the lives of their children. For millions of Americans, tax refunds and credits are essential to their financial stability and success.