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Free Tax Filing Help with MyFreeTaxes

United Way of Summit County encourages Americans earning $62,000 or less to keep more of their hard-earned money this tax season by using a free, online tax preparation service and accessing valuable tax credits.
 
Filers can enter data into the secure MyFreeTaxes site anytime, from anywhere, making it easy to update the documents from home, at work or on mobile devices. The service also includes a helpline, 1-855-MY-TX-HELP, which operates through April 18 from 10:00 am until 10:00 pm EST Monday through Friday and noon to 9:00 pm EST Saturday; staff will continue to provide assistance on a more limited basis through October 15, based on demand. The website also provides a live chat function.
 
Prefer to do your taxes in person?
If you prefer to work with someone in person, you can also find a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site near you at MyFreeTaxes.com or call 1-855-MY-TX-HELP.
 
Individuals earning more than $62,000 a year can still use the H&R Block software through the MyFreeTaxes site at a discounted rate. 
 
MyFreeTaxes is provided by United Way, with the support of a grant from the Walmart Foundation. The tax filing software is provided by H&R Block and free tax support is available in English and Spanish by IRS-certified specialists. 
 
Spending Refunds on Critical Needs
Tax refunds help working Americans put money in their pockets for everyday items and save for the future. About 23 percent of those asked say they spend their refunds for food, while 22 percent spend the money on housing costs; 31 percent use their refunds for utilities. A quarter of those who receive refunds put the money into savings or invest the funds for the future.