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Filing Taxes: Not Fun, But Not Hard with MyFreeTaxes.com

No one loves filing taxes, right? But this year, it’s easier than ever for simple returns if you use MyFreeTaxes.com MyFreeTaxes® is a long-standing partnership of United Way and H&R Block, which provides the software. Anyone of any income level can file simple returns for free. That means simple federal and up to three state tax returns – without spending any money in tax preparation fees.

So far, MyFreeTaxes has helped 1.2 million people save $250 million in tax filing fees and brought more than $1.7 billion back in returns.

The software links you to a secure H&R Block website. It walks you through the filing process and screens for common tax deductions and credits you may be eligible for, like the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) or the Child Tax Credit. That’s part of our effort to make sure you get back every penny possible.

There is 24/7 chat help, and a helpline with *real people* (IRS-certified experts) who are available every day, 10 am-10 pm EST at 1-866- 698-9435.

Other simple tax situations covered in MyFreeTaxes include: W-2 income; limited interest and dividend income reported on a 1099-INT or 1099-DIV; student education expenses, credits or student loan interest; unemployment income; claiming the standard deduction; EITC; child tax credits; child and dependent care expenses.

Unfortunately, MyFreeTaxes no longer provides a free return to filers who are self-employed. Self-employed filers will need to report all of their income and expenses on a Schedule C form, which is not included in the MyFreeTaxes software. If you are self-employed, and wish to use MyFreeTaxes to file your taxes, you will only be charged $24.99 for a federal return and $18.50 for each state return (a 50% discount).

In any case, MyFreeTaxes is fast. It’s easy. You can do it from anywhere: your phone, tablet or laptop. You can start on one device, and finish on another. You can upload your W-2 form, letting MyFreeTaxes fill in all the details.

For more than a decade, United Way has helped people easily and accurately file their federal and state
taxes through MyFreeTaxes. Since 2009:

• More than 1.2 million people have used MyFreeTaxes, bringing over $1.7 billion in refunds back to our
local communities.
• MyFreeTaxes has helped individuals and households save $250 million in filing fees.

MyFreeTaxes is FREE for all simple returns.
• Users can file simple federal and up to three simple state returns for free.
• If you are self-employed, and wish to use MyFreeTaxes to file your taxes, you will only be
charged $24.99 for a federal return and $18.50 for each state return (a 50% discount).
• You can easily file your taxes using MyFreeTaxes.com from your mobile phone, tablet or
computer. It’s easy to use; just upload a picture of your W-2 to autofill your information. It guides you
through the process to guarantee you get your maximum refund.
• Most filers complete their taxes in under one hour and save an average of $200 in fees by using
MyFreeTaxes instead of a paid tax preparer.

MyFreeTaxes is powered by H&R Block to guarantee your information is safeguarded
• H&R Block’s software helps you get every penny you deserve. It screens for credit and deduction
eligibility, like the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC), to
ensure you receive your maximum tax refund.