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United Way of Tarrant County Announces Enhanced Features for Free Online Tax Filing Tool

United Way of Tarrant County is proud to offer recently-enhanced features to MyFreeTaxes that allow most filers to complete their taxes in under one hour.

MyFreeTaxes.com is a safe, easy and completely free way for individuals or families earning less than $66,000 to file their federal and state taxes.

For the past nine years, United Way has partnered with H&R Block to provide free tax filing services for federal and state taxes in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Since that time, the partnership has helped nearly a million people file their returns, bringing more than $1 billion in refunds back to local communities.

“Tax season is a source of confusion and stress for most Americans,” said Sue Matkin, Vice President, Community Development for United Way of Tarrant County. “Many are worried they’ll make a mistake, won’t get their full refund or will pay too much.  With MyFreeTaxes, filers can get support from IRS-certified specialists and cut down the time it takes to complete their returns.”

When it comes to advanced technology and personalized customer experience, H&R Block is among the industry leaders. MyFreeTaxes users get access to H&R Block premium product with enhanced features to ensure filers get every dollar they deserve:

  • Ability to upload image of your W-2, allowing MyFreeTaxes to automatically fill in your information;
  • Free, unlimited, personalized real-time chat and phone support in English and Spanish from IRS-certified specialists at 1-855-MY-TX-HELP. The helpline operates from January 22 through April 30, 2018 from  10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. EST Monday through Friday, and from noon to 9:00 p.m. EST on Saturdays;
  • Refund RevealTM shows filers how and why their refund amount is changing in real time; and
  • Advanced functionality for those working in the gig economy or who need to include information regarding real estate investments, stock options or inheritance taxes.

Taxpayers earning less than $66,000 can enter their data through MyFreeTaxes.com, which links to a secure H&R Block website, making it easy to complete their taxes from home, at work or on mobile devices.

United Way Worldwide recently released a study that finds 74 percent of millennial respondents indicate they felt some level of stress around filing their returns. The survey of over 1,000 millennials (those between the ages of 18-36) reveals that common stressors include making a mistake (48 percent) and not getting a full refund (23 percent).

United Way also manages Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) centers throughout Tarrant County for low to moderate income families. We also work with families to help them reach financial stability.

LINKS:
MyFreeTaxes
2017 Millennial Tax Filing Survey Results