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United Way Worldwide and Cricket Wireless Offer Free Online Tax Filing With MyFreeTaxes

Service Available in Select Cricket Stores

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia (February 12, 2018) – United Way Worldwide and Cricket Wireless are partnering to offer FREE tax filing assistance via MyFreeTaxes.com at select Cricket authorized retail stores across the country throughout February and March. MyFreeTaxes is a free, safe and easy way for households earning less than $66,000 to file federal and state taxes. In addition to the in-store offering of MyFreeTaxes, Cricket is further supporting United Way’s fight for the financial stability of every person in every community through a $50,000 donation. 

“We strive to alleviate some of the stress associated with tax filing by offering tools and support from United Way at some of our neighborhood stores,” said Tiffany Baehman, Chief Marketing Officer, Cricket Wireless.

Since 2009, MyFreeTaxes has helped almost one million taxpayers claim every tax deduction and credit for which they are eligible. The website is mobile-optimized, enabling filers to do their taxes from their phone or tablet. Most filers complete their taxes in under an hour, and specialized forms are available for self-employed filers. 

Customers can learn more about filing their taxes for free at participating Cricket stores on Saturdays and Sundays from 12pm to 5pm, now through March 4. Cricket will dedicate an area of the store for customers to use MyFreeTaxes. United Way volunteers will be onsite to provide assistance and answer questions about the tax filing process. 

“United Way’s free tax preparation service, MyFreeTaxes, is the only free, online, national tax filing product offered by a nonprofit. We are thankful to Cricket Wireless for their partnership and generous donation that will help individuals maximize their refunds and save on tax filing fees in order pay down debt, increase savings and reduce the stress they feel around tax season,” said Mary Sellers, U.S. President, United Way Worldwide.

For more information about MyFreeTaxes, visit www.MyFreeTaxes.com. Visit: https://www.unitedway.org/partners/cricket for a list of participating Cricket Wireless stores.


About United Way Worldwide 

United Way fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community. Supported by 2.9 million volunteers, 9.8 million donors worldwide and $4.7 billion raised every year, United Way is the world’s largest privately-funded nonprofit. We’re engaged in 1,800 communities across more than 40 countries and territories worldwide to create sustainable solutions to the challenges facing our communities. United Way partners include global, national and local businesses, nonprofits, government, civic and faith-based organizations, along with educators, labor leaders, health providers, senior citizens, students and more. For more information about United Way, please visit UnitedWay.org. Follow us on Twitter: @UnitedWay and #LiveUnited. 

About Cricket Wireless 

Cricket brings more value with a simple, smarter, friendly wireless experience on our reliable nationwide 4G LTE network that covers more than 99% of Americans.* Our easy-to-understand and affordable service plans include monthly taxes and don’t require an annual contract. And our top-brand phones at affordable prices give our customers something to smile about. Visit cricketwireless.com to learn more or find a store near you. Stay up-to-date with the Cricket Newsroom, and connect with us on Facebook and Twitter

Cricket is a subsidiary of AT&T Inc. Coverage not available everywhere. © 2018 Cricket Wireless LLC. All rights reserved. Cricket and the Cricket logo are trademarks under license to Cricket Wireless LLC. 

*Based on overall coverage in U.S. Compatible device required. Coverage not available everywhere. 4G LTE coverage is not equivalent to overall network coverage.

Media Contact

Southerlyn Reisig, United Way
Tel. 703.836.7100 ext.321

Jermain Spight, Cricket Wireless


Tel. 404.431.0098