Free Tax Preparation Campaign
United Way’s Free Tax Preparation Campaign runs from January to April. This program helps low-income people secure all the refunds and credits that they’re eligible for, including the Earned Income Tax Credit. Services are really free—no hidden fees or charges. With this money in pocket, people can better keep food on the table and a roof overhead.
At all of our tax locations, IRS-certified volunteers file taxes electronically so clients get refunds fast. Multilingual volunteers are ready to help at several sites. People also can sign up for public benefits and get help with the FAFSA (the application for college financial aid), among other services.
In 2014, United Way's Free Tax Prep Campaign volunteers prepared 17,450 tax returns. This secured clients $24 million in tax refunds with $8.5 million from the Earned Income Tax Credit.