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It's Tax Time

United Way Offers Two Options for Free Tax Preparation

NEED HELP FILING YOUR TAXES?

The United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties offers two options for FREE tax preparation!  Through these programs, taxpayers in our community save an average of $200 in fees and many tax clients also find they're eligible to get money back from the IRS, through Earned Income Tax Credits, Child Tax Credits and other credits.

During the 2016 tax season, the VITA program saved our tax clients $357,750 in fees as we filed 2,385 tax returns for free with $872,165 in Earned Income Tax Credits (EITC) and $2,759,100 in federal refunds being returned to the community—and the budgets of hard-working area families.


ONLINE - MYFREETAXES.COM

File your own federal and state income tax return for FREE online!
  • For households with income of $66,000 or less in 2016.
  • Safe. Secure. Free. Easy.
  • File online
  • Utilizes H&R Block software
  • Offers free telephone, email or online chat support in English and Spanish
  • Visit My Free Taxes online to file today.

IN PERSON - VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE (VITA)

Our IRS-certified, trained volunteers will prepare and file your federal, state and local income tax return for FREE!

  • For households with income of $54,000 or less in 2017
  • Safe. Secure. Free. Easy.
  • File in person either electronically or by mail
  • Appointments available from February 1 - April 8 in Carbondale, Clarks Summit, Hawley, Moscow, Peckville, Scranton and Taylor.
  • Walk-in service is provided by the University of Scranton at Brennan Hall (Madison Ave., Scranton)
  • Click here or call 211 to schedule your appointment on or after January 2, 2018.
  • View the complete calendar (hit the "Next" button to advance the calendar to February, March or April) or download it here.
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