Middle Tennessee households who meet income qualifications and who have not yet filed their tax returns can still file through United Way’s MyFreeTaxes.com tax preparation website.

Through Oct. 15, households earning $62,000 or less in 2015 can prepare free returns from the comfort of home through MyFreeTaxes.com. Over the past six years, more than 5,000 qualified Middle Tennesseans have utilized this free tax preparation website to eliminate tax preparation fees.

“MyFreeTaxes.com has a history of helping qualified households receive all the important benefits and credits available to them,” said Brandi Ghergia, manager of the Nashville Alliance for Financial Independence (NAFI). “This user-friendly website utilizes an interview format to make the process of filing returns quick and easy.”

Last year, the average taxpayer spent $270 filing their tax returns at paid service providers. MyFreeTaxes.com is currently available to qualified households throughout Tennessee.

To begin filing your taxes today, please visit:

http://www.myfreetaxes.com

Qualified residents can also locate a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Free Tax Prep site open year-round in their communities by calling United Way’s 2-1-1 Helpline or texting their ZIP code to 898-211 from their mobile phones. From 2010-2015, more than 73,000 clients have filed their tax returns through United Way’s VITA Free Tax Prep program. During this same time period, individuals and families have received more than $137 million in tax credits and refunds.

For more information about the VITA Free Tax Prep program, please visit:

http://www.unitedwaynashville.org

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