United Way the Brazos Valley Reminds Residents to Use Free Online Tax Filing Tool
MyFreeTaxes.com provides a free, safe and easy way to file taxes
United Way of the Brazos Valley wants to remind Brazos Valley residents to take advantage of a free resource when preparing their taxes. MyFreeTaxes.com is a free, safe and easy way for anyone earning $64,000 or less to file state and federal taxes.
For the past eight years, United Ways around the nation have 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 more than 750,000 taxpayers claim the deductions and credits they have earned. This leads to refunds, which provide important opportunities for individuals and families in the Brazos Valley to build their financial stability.
“MyFreeTaxes provides residents a FREE resource in preparing their taxes. Plus, it helps families access the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC), which allows them to keep more of what they earn for things like childcare, transportation, and groceries, in addition to saving them fees to have their taxes prepared,” said Alison Prince, President & CEO of United Way of the Brazos Valley. “This is a valuable tool that can help thousands of families in our community.”
Eligibility and features
Taxpayers earning less than $64,000 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.
The key features of MyFreeTaxes include:
- Free, unlimited, personalized real-time chat and phone support from IRS-certified operators at 1-855-MY-TX-HELP. The helpline, with operators who speak both English and Spanish, operates from January 13 through April 18 from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm EST Monday through Friday and noon to 9:00 pm EST on Saturday.
- Refund RevealTM will show filers how and why their refund amount is changing.
- Advanced functionality for those needing to include information regarding real estate investments, stock options or inheritance taxes.
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.
United Way of the Brazos Valley fights for the education, financial stability and health of every person in the Brazos Valley. We strengthen our community through meaningful impact by identifying issues facing our community, engaging individuals to build strategies and mobilizing resources to invest for change. United Way invests through Community Impact Grants to local nonprofit organizations and Investment Initiatives including 2-1-1 Texas, Youth Leadership Cabinet, VolunteerBrazosValley.org and the Financial Stability Innovation Fund.
To learn more, dial 2-1-1 or visit www.uwbv.org or MyFreeTaxes.com.