Serving Monroe, Owen, and Greene Counties

Free Community Tax Service 2020

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The Free Community Tax Service helps residents file their federal and Indiana tax returns for FREE and claim the EITC, if eligible.

Choose either:

 
  • Receive free one-on-one tax preparation by a Certified Tax Preparer.
  • 12 convenient locations in Monroe, Owen, and Brown counties.
  • File your federal and state return for free.
      
  • File from the comfort of your own home — or anywhere with an internet connection!
  • Federal and state tax filing is free for combined Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) under $66,000.
  • Returns can be saved and finished later.

Did you work in 2019? You may be eligible for up to $6,557 in Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) – even if you don’t owe taxes. Click here for more about claiming your refund.


About the Free Community Tax Service:

The Free Community Tax Service helps residents file their federal and Indiana tax returns for free and claim the EITC, if eligible. United Way is proud to work with several local community organizations to help local residents retain more of their earnings.

In 2019, The Free Community Tax Service program brought together 131 volunteers to help local residents file 2,317 federal returns, saving clients as much as $1,058,869 in tax preparation fees and bringing back more than $2.7 million in refunds and credits, at 9 full-service VITA sites managed by United Way, plus 2 sites managed by AARP/TCE. Residents could also file using MyFreeTaxes.com. Clients, including the 486 filers that received the Earned Income Tax Credit, report using those funds to pay for food, clothing, bills, rent, and to put toward savings. Read more about the 2019 results

 

The Free Community Tax Service is brought to you by these community partners:

United Way of Monroe County is the lead convener and sponsor of the Free Community Tax Service.  This is one component of our financial stability initiatives. Services funded by United Way have a broad reach – touching 1 in 3 community members each year. To learn more about how United Way can assist you, visit www.MonroeUnitedWay.org/HowWeHelp.

Along with the United Way of Monroe County, partners of the Free Community Tax Service include 2-1-1, AARP, Area 10 Agency on Aging, Broadview Learning Center, Brown County Library, Chinese Business Association, City of Bloomington, El Centro Comunal Latino, Ellettsville Branch Library, Indiana Legal Services, Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Internal Revenue Service, Ivy Tech Community College-Bloomington, Monroe County Public Library, Owen County Public Library, South Central Community Action Program, Stone Belt, the YMCA, and community volunteers.

Lead Partners:

 

  • Born Learning
  • Financial Stability Alliance
  • Monroe Smart Start
  • Familywize Discount Prescription Card
  • Bank On Bloomington