United Way fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person, in every community. We give people the financial education and tools to build a solid foundation that improve their lives and the lives of their children. Tax refunds are often the largest paycheck a family receives and can be used to pay bills, save for the future, buy groceries, etc. 70% of US filers are eligible for free tax preparation but don’t take advantage, potentially paying to access tax credits or deductions such as the EITC.
Since 2009, almost 1 Million taxpayers filed using MyFreeTaxes, bringing $1.4 Billion back to communities in tax refunds, and saving individuals and families $191 Million in tax filing fees.
United Way and H&R Block partner to offer MyFreeTaxes- free online tax preparation- to individuals and families who earned $66,000 or less in 2017. Thanks to generous support from H&R Block, United Way Worldwide developed this toolkit to help spread the word through digital, media, and partners in your community. The toolkit has simple instructions and easy to use templates to help your organization reach more eligible filers.