United Way of Indian River County Offers Free, Online Tax Filing

More than 1.3 Million MyFreeTaxes Filers Have Used MyFreeTaxes since 2009

Today, United Way of Indian River County announced the launch of United Way’s free tax filing through MyFreeTaxes. United Way provides online tax filing software, accessible through MyFreeTaxes.com, to help taxpayers easily, quickly, and accurately file federal and state tax returns for free.  


“Taxes can be a source of confusion and stress for Americans,” said CEO Meredith Egan. “Many of us are intimidated by the complexities of taxes and afraid to make a mistake that will cost money. With MyFreeTaxes, you can take advantage of all the tax credits and deductions for which you qualify.” 


MyFreeTaxes is available in English and Spanish. Most filers complete their taxes in under one hour, saving the $200 fee most paid tax preparers charge. For help, filers can connect with IRS-certified specialists at MyFreeTaxes’ helpline (866-698-9435) between 9 AM – 5 PM CT daily from Feb. 6 – Oct. 31.  


MyFreeTaxes also has tax guides for small business owners, gig economy workers, and owners of home-based childcare centers. A new tax guide for filers impacted by federally declared disasters is coming soon.  Find them at MyFreeTaxes.com.  


Tax situations covered for free in MyFreeTaxes include: 

  • W-2 income
  • Schedule C Self Employment
  • 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
  • Earned Income Tax Credit
  • Child tax credits
  • Free access to a student debt management tool that will help employees easily lower payments

or find loan forgiveness.  



About United Way of Indian River County

United Way of Indian River County (UWIRC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every community member. United Way works with local programs to provide resources to individuals and families in crisis today while working year-round to improve community conditions and create lasting solutions. We are effectively building a strong foundation and improving lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community. For more information about your local United Way, please call (772) 567-8900 or visit our website, UnitedWayIRC.org.  

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