United Way partners offering free tax preparation service to El Pasoans

MFT-headerIn an effort ensure that El Paso families retain more of their hard earned money, United Way of El Paso County has teamed up with partners offering free tax services for those filing single or jointly who earn less than $57,000 annually.

In-Person Facilitated Self Preparation through MyFreeTaxes.com/ep will be held on the following dates:

  • Saturday, March 2, 2013, 10 am – 3 pm
  • Saturday, March 9, 2013 10 am – 3 pm

Both events will be held at the El Paso Public Library Richard Burges Branch at 9600 Dyer. Computers will be available for individuals prepared to file their tax returns and an IRS-certified volunteer will be on hand to answer any questions.

Find other free tax preparation sites near you, or online:

El Pasoans can take advantage of free tax preparation services provided by the following United Way partners.

MyFreeTaxes: In collaboration with The Walmart Foundation, Goodwill Industries, and National Disability Institute, United Way Worldwide will work to deliver free federal and state tax preparation and filing to eligible taxpayers in 2013. MyFreeTaxesonline and in-person tax preparation and filing services have helped 4.5 million families claim nearly $6 billion in tax credits and tax preparation fee savings to qualified taxpayers. Individuals and those filing jointly are eligible if their combined income is $57,000 or less per year. Interested taxpayers can visit myfreetaxes.com to locate a free tax site near them, call 1-855-my-tx-help with questions, and use the online chat feature available on the website. Visit myfreetaxes.com/ep for more information.

VITA: The VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Program offers free tax assistance for those making an annual combined income of $51,000 or less. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. There are currently 30 VITA sites across El Paso County where qualified taxpayers can seek assistance. Those who are interested can call 2-1-1 for a location near them and hours of operation.

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