Serving Monroe, Owen, and Greene Counties

Tax Assistance

Paying taxes is a part of your financial life that can often be complicated and confusing. Read on for local resources and information that can help lessen the burden of taxes. 


Free Community Tax Service
United Way and the Financial Stability Alliance offers the Free Community Tax Service to help low- and moderate-income residents in Monroe and Owen counties prepare their federal and Indiana tax returns for free! 

Should I File a Tax Return?
Jamie Andree, Director of the Indiana Legal Services Low Income Taxpayer Clinic, answers questions such as, "How do I know whether I have to file a tax return?" or "Why is it important to file a tax return?"

Tips for Choosing a Tax Return Preparer
The IRS offers great information on finding a tax preparer to fit your needs! 

"Ins and Outs of Money" Podcasts
"Ins and Outs of Money" is a radio segment providing economic education to keep your budget balanced, and connecting you to community resources that help you keep your finances functioning.

Early Tax Tips, Part 1
Early Tax Tips, Part 2
Jamie Andree from Indiana Legal Services joins the "Ins and Outs of Money " to talk about taking care of one of life's inevitabilities early, and also about the free services offered to low and moderate income people courtesy of Indiana Legal Services.

Earned Income Tax Credit
Join Ashley as she interviews Jamie Andree, Director of the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic, about the Earned Income Tax Credit and what to do if you’re audited. 

Free Community Tax Service
It’s that time of year again! Tax Season! Find out where you can file for free and claim valuable credits like the Earned Income Tax Credit.

Indiana Legal Services
Jamie Andree, Director of the Low Income Taypayer Clinic, is back to help clear up some confusing tax questions and help make sure your filing is as painless as possible. 

Picking a Preparer
It seems like filing your taxes are easier than ever, but people still use preparers. Why? Because sometimes you need them! Ashley and Jason talk about how to choose one wisely.

Tax Time Free Resources
Ashley and Jason talk about Monroe County's Free Community Tax Service -- who is qualified, where to find it, and how to make the most of it.

We Make Filing Fun
Ok, so filing taxes is probably not the most exciting - or fun - thing anyone will ever do, but Ashley and Jason at least sound like they're having fun as they describe how to prep your tax documents and get the most out of credits, some that reward you simply for filing on time!


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