United Way Manitowoc County Offers Online Tax Filing Tool for Free

February 17, 2021
Manitowoc, Wisconsin (February 17, 2021) This week, United Way Manitowoc County announced the launch of this tax season’s MyFreeTaxes.com site. For the 12th year, United Way is providing online tax filing software, accessible through MyFreeTaxes.com, to help taxpayers easily and accurately file their taxes from their computer or smartphone. MyFreeTaxes is a free and easy way to file federal and state tax returns for free.
“Taxes can be a source of confusion and stress for Americans,” said Ashley Bender, United Way Manitowoc County Executive Director. “Many of us are intimidated by the complexities of taxes and afraid to make a mistake that will cost money. With MyFreeTaxes, you can take advantage of all the tax credits and deductions you qualify for. That’s especially important now, as so many are struggling in the wake of the pandemic.”
Key features of the online tool include:
  • Screens for credit and deduction eligibility such as the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Child Tax Credit to ensure filers receive their maximum tax refund, and lets filers check for any missed stimulus payments
  • Shows filers how and why their refund amount is changing in real time
  • Allows individuals to use their mobile phone, tablet or computer to file taxes
  • Help from a real person trained by the IRS via the MyFreeTaxes’ Helpline. The Helpline is open from 9 am-9 pm CST daily to clarify things like filing status.
MyFreeTaxes is free for all returns and includes schedule C options. A list of the tax forms included in this free offering is available by visiting MyFreeTaxes.com.
United Way Manitowoc County: United Way Manitowoc County envisions a community where all people achieve their human potential through education, financial well-being, and healthy lives. We accomplish this through volunteer and resource development, partnership building, and advocacy. United Way Manitowoc County is part of United Way Worldwide, a network of more than 1,800 communities working together to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of people. For additional information, visit www.unitedwaymanitowoccounty.org or call (920) 682-8888.
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Courtney Hansen, Community Engagement Manager
courtney@unitedwaymanitowoccounty.org, (920) 682-8888 ext. 107