At United Way, we have a community of employees who strive to do their best and recognize the value of our mission and the teamwork necessary for success. United Way’s mission to improve lives and strengthen communities is fueled by the passion and hard work of our volunteers. People are giving their time and talents to create lasting solutions that improve life for everyone.
Meaningful community solutions require more than money or programs or policies. The kind of real and lasting change that benefits everyone is only possible when people from all walks of life are willing to roll up their sleeves and go where their time and talent is most needed. #BetterTogether
Our mission: We believe in the transforming power of compassion and cooperation. The United Way of Howard County provides the leadership necessary to identify and respond effectively to the community's most pressing social needs. Through funding and advocacy, we organize and increase the capacity of people to care for one another.
ALL YEAR FREE TAX PREP FOR INCOMES < $60,000
FREE TAX PREP & E-FILE
Drop off hours: Mondays & Wednesdays: 10am-7pm Tuesday, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays: 10am-3pm. Please call our Tax Center at 765-450-7619 and press 5 to schedule an appointment OR schedule online here.
This FREE UW program helps individuals and families file their tax returns. Each year, the program grows to help more and more families in our community.
Our program began eight years ago and last year we completed 1,927 tax returns and brought back $1.9 million dollars into Howard County.
Who is eligible to use Free Tax Prep?
We offer FREE tax preparation and filing services to people who make $60,000 or less and need assistance preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals.
Do you qualify for Free Tax Prep but aren't sure where to file your taxes? Find your regional tax center by clicking here!
Call the Tax Center for more information: 765-450-7619
WHAT TO BRING:
Be sure to bring all of the following:
•Valid photo ID
•Social Security cards or ITIN cards for all persons on the return
•W2 forms for all employment during 2017
•Interest and dividend statements
•Form 1095-A if you purchased health insurance through healthcare.gov in 2017 •All 1099 forms received, including 1099 SSA from the Social Security Administration and unemployment statements
•Child care receipts, along with provider’s address and Social Security number/employer identification number
•Real estate property tax receipts
•Landlord name and address
•Bank routing number and account number for direct deposit
•Copy of last year’s tax return (not required but helpful to have)
THREE WAYS TO FILE:
1. Prepare your own taxes for FREE at myfreetaxes.com. 2. Use our drop off services. Call 765-450-7619 to find out more information or Press 1 to hear our operating hours. 3.Schedule a FREE tax appointment (Jan 29-April 10) by calling 765-450-7619 and pressing 5. Use the link to schedule an appointment online: https:/meetme.so/freetaxprep