Have you filed your 2021 tax return yet? The April18 deadline is quickly approaching! Before you hire someone to help you, however, consider your options. You may qualify for free help filing your taxes.
Two Tax-Help Options: In-Person or Online
To see if you qualify for free tax prep services, choose which best describes you:
A. I earned less than $58,000 in 2021 and …
• I am not very tech savvy
• I have a complex tax return and/or I don’t understand English very well
• I would like to meet with someone in person to file my taxes
B. I earned less than $66,000 in 2021 and …
• I am more tech savvy
• I have a simple tax return and/or I do understand English well
• I would like to file my taxes online using H&R Block software
C. I earned more than $66,000 in 2021.
If you chose A, that means you qualify for Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA).
Open days, evening and weekends, VITA offers free in-person tax prep services. An IRS-certified volunteer will help you prepare your tax return for filing. Help is available in English and Spanish at more than 50 locations in the DFW metroplex. Many locations are DART accessible.
If you chose B, that means you qualify for free tax help from MyFreeTaxes.
Available 100 percent online, MyFreeTaxes is a tax prep website that uses H&R Block software to help you complete your tax return for filing. There is an option to save your progress as you go and a customer support line you can call if you need help. Learn more about how MyFreeTaxes works and how to qualify.
Make Your Money Go Even Further
Like saving money? United Way Dallas has tons of information about financial resources to make your money go further.
Remember, Dallas College also always has free financial aid help sessions.