Free File at MyFreeTaxes.com
The last day to file income taxes is drawing near; and if you haven’t already filed and if you complete your filing yourself, visit MyFreeTaxes.com.
Local taxpayers who made $64,000 or less last year can do their own taxes with ease and accuracy through MyFreeTaxes.com. Through the national sponsorship of United Way Worldwide, H&R Block provides the software, which uses the highest industry standards to safeguard taxpayer information. This marks the ninth year of partnership between the two agencies. This partnership has enabled our local United Way to offer this process to our community at no cost as well. For 2017, H&R Block has enhanced its security features to safeguard filers’ sensitive information.
The online platform helps ease the financial burden of tax filing fees and ensures filers get the full return due to them. The MyFreeTaxes platform also simplifies the filing process so filers don’t have to spend days and weeks filling out tax forms. Last year, 80 percent of filers completed their returns in less than one hour using MyFreeTaxes.
MyFreeTaxes differs from the IRS’s free filing system in its phone, email and chat support. Filers always have the hotline to call when they reach an impasse in preparing their taxes. MyFreeTaxes also offers refund resources, including how to review your tax withholding. To get started, MyFreeTaxes recommends that taxpayers gather all documents that will be needed, such as W-2 and 1099 forms, their bank account numbers and all income/interest statements. For more information go to www.myfreetaxes.com.
Filers have until Tuesday, April 18th to file their 2016 returns and pay any taxes due.