Tax help is available for those earning less than $66,000 a year
MIDDLEBURY — United Way Addison County has announced recently enhanced features to MyFreeTaxes.com — a program that lets people file federal income tax returns for free. The new features allow most filers to complete their taxes in under one hour, United Way officials said.
MyFreeTaxes.com is a safe, easy and completely free way for individuals or families earning $66,000 or less to file their state and federal taxes.
For the past nine years, United Way has partnered with H&R Block to provide free tax filing services for federal and state taxes in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Since that time, the partnership has helped nearly a million people file their returns, bringing more than $1 billion in refunds back to local communities.
“Tax season is a source of confusion and stress for most Americans,” said UWAC Interim Director Nancy Luke. “Many are worried they’ll make a mistake, won’t get their full refund or will pay too much. With MyFreeTaxes, filers can get support from IRS-certified specialists and cut down the time it takes to complete their returns.”
When it comes to advanced technology and personalized customer experience, H&R Block is among the industry leaders. MyFreeTaxes users get access to H&R Block Premium Product with enhanced features to ensure filers get every dollar they deserve:
• Ability to upload image of your W-2, allowing MyFreeTaxes to automatically fill in your information;
• Free, unlimited, personalized real-time chat and phone support in English and Spanish from IRS-certified specialists at 1-855-MY-TX-HELP. The helpline operates from mid-January through April 30 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday, and between noon and 9 p.m. EST on Saturdays;
• Refund Reveal will show filers how and why their refund amount is changing in real time.
Taxpayers earning less than $66,000 can enter their data through MyFreeTaxes.com, which links to a secure H&R Block website, making it easy to complete their taxes from home, at work or on mobile devices. Filers needing extra assistance may set up an appointment with an IRS certified volunteer at the United Way of Addison County, located at 48 Court St. in Middlebury, by dialing 211 or texting their zip code to 898211.
MyFreeTaxes is supported by United Way, and users can contact their local United Way for other local resources, or find ways to volunteer and further support their community. MyFreeTaxes comes with the same brand promise as all H&R Block’s products: that consumers are guaranteed a maximum refund, 100 percent accuracy and 100 percent satisfaction. H&R Block’s DIY products are based on 60-plus years of preparing income tax returns.
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