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MyFreeTaxes Coach

Why Help with My Free Taxes?

ALICE—Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed households in Madison County, 37% of our population, are struggling, hard-working individuals and families looking for ways to make ends meet.  Many of these ALICE households will spend an average of $200 of their limited funds to complete their taxes each year.  One in five tax preparers does not know how to access tax credits available to them such as the Earned Income (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC).  H & R Block partnered with United Way Worldwide to create My Free Taxes, a free online tax preparation, and filing product.  United Way of Madison County has  enhanced My Free Taxes by developing sites where individuals can go to a local computer lab and receive help from a My Free Taxes Coach while filing their own taxes.

What Can I Do?

You can volunteer as a My Free Taxes Coach through RSVP!  
Volunteers will work in locations around the community to ensure individuals are able to complete their own tax returns online.  With the help of My Free Taxes Coaches, clients will save by using this service in place of a paid tax expert.
 

Not Ready for Taxes, but Want to Help?

Our MyFreeTaxes Coaches NEED YOUR HELP!
Our coaches have been busy helping people prepare their own taxes at the Anderson Impact computer lab. However, they need help to check people in and give them simple instructions to get started while they are helping other people. If you are interested in being a helper, contact 765-648-2172 for more information.

What Do I Do?

Fill out the form below or contact Georgeann at 765-648-2172.  All MyFreeTaxes Coaches will complete an IRS training and online exam to help learn the basics of tax preparations.  You will also learn how to help someone navigate the My Free Taxes website and simple tasks such as setting up an email account.   You work according to a schedule, but you can choose how often you work.  My Free Taxes runs from February 1 - April 15.
 

How?

Sign up and become a volunteer that wants to make a difference.  With the guidance of the United Way staff, you will become the best MyFreeTaxes Coach you can be!
 
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