UWTC Renews Commitment to MyFreeTaxes.com

Claudia Adams, IRS Stakeholder Relationship Tax Consultant, looks on while Steve Pulliam, CEO of United Way of Transylvania County, signs this year’s MyFreeTaxes.com partner agreement.

United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC) will once again work to increase access to MyFreeTaxes.com online free tax filing for local residents who earn less than $64,000 in 2017. MyFreeTaxes.com is a safe, free way to file federal and state taxes. The secure website, powered by H&R Block software, features live phone support by IRS Certified operators.

“Right now, we’re looking for local health and human service agencies that can set up dedicated, secure computers in their offices so their clients will have easy access to MyFreeTaxes.com during tax filing season,” explains Hammond George, Publicity Director for UWTC.

“Our goal is to make sure that more people get to keep more of the money they’ve earned. Not having to pay for tax filing means that there’s more money available for car repairs, home maintenance, or medical needs,” adds George.

“We want to make sure people understand that MyFreeTaxes.com is free for qualified households, powered by H&R Block software, and offers ADA accommodations by phone. The UWTC website, unitedwaytransylvania.org, offers a direct link to the MyFreeTaxes.com website,” says Barbara Boerner, Board Chair for United Way of Transylvania County.

Organizations interested in learning more about setting up a dedicated MyFreeTaxes.com computer or helping to spread the word about MyFreeTaxes.com should email United Way of Transylvania County at unitedwaytc2@comporium.net or call 828-883-8822.

About United Way

Campaign contributions support initiatives including www.VolunteerTransylvania.org community-wide volunteer opportunity listings, the 2-1-1 information and referral service, TRAIN (Transylvania Resource Access and Information Network) non-profit support, Familywize and Coast2Coast prescription discount cards, the Tiny House Initiative for Brevard, and  MyFreeTaxes.com free state and local tax preparation and filing assistance.

United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC) contributions also fund approximately $300,000 annually in grants to local health and human service non-profit programs and collaborative actions. UWTC funds actions providing early childhood education resources, after-school and summer youth programs, adult day care, health services, financial education and counseling, youth conflict resolution training, parenting education and resources, and programs preventing homelessness, abuse and neglect.

UWTC empowers people to improve their lives.  Specific goals are for all residents to achieve their full academic potential, maintain a financially stable household, and live a healthy lifestyle.

To volunteer or financially support the United Way of Transylvania County, call 828-883-8822, visit the office at 101 W. Jordan Street, #4 (below PNC Bank in downtown Brevard), send US Mail to PO Box 53, Brevard, NC, 28712, or visit www.unitedwaytransylvania.org  or https://www.facebook.com/UnitedwayTC.

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