Doing Your Taxes is Almost Fun with

No one loves filing taxes, right? But this year, it’s easier than ever with!

With MyFreeTaxes®, filing your return is free! That means you can file your federal and state returns without spending any money in tax preparation fees. So far, MyFreeTaxes has helped 1.3 million people save $260 million in tax filing fees.

The secure software walks you through the filing process and screens for common tax deductions and credits you may be eligible for, like the Earned Income Tax Credit or the Child Tax Credit. You can also use MyFreeTaxes to claim missed stimulus payments – part of our effort to make sure you get back every penny possible. If you need assistance, use the Helpline to talk to a real, IRS-trained person. MyFreeTaxes’ Helpline is open from 9 am-9 pm CST daily to clarify things like filing status, and can be reached by calling 1-866-698-9435.

Other tax situations covered in MyFreeTaxes include:

  • W-2 income
  • Schedule C Self Employment
  • Limited interest and dividend income reported on a 1099-INT or 1099-DIV
  • Student education expenses, credits, or student loan interest
  • Unemployment income
  • Claiming the standard deduction
  • Earned Income Tax Credit
  • Child tax credits
  • Child and dependent care expenses.

People saying doing your taxes is a chore. Prove them wrong. MyFreeTaxes is fast. It’s easy. You can do it from anywhere: your phone, tablet, or laptop. You can start on one device, and finish on another.

Itasca County residents can also get remote tax assistance from trained and certified volunteers through the Tax-Aide program. To make an appointment, call 218-302-1511. Taxpayers seeking help from Tax-Aide volunteers should make sure they have all of their tax documents in order before making an appointment.

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