Do you make under $66,000 a year? Are you an individual with a low to mid-level income who needs help in preparing for tax season? United Way has resources that can help!
According to Tina Orem, writer for NerdWallet, “It now costs $188, on average, to have a tax preparer do a Form 1040, according to the National Society of Accountants. Itemize and add a state return, and the average rises to $294.”
But you don’t necessarily need to pay for a tax professional. Read more below for resources to help you this tax season.
Make Change NoCo
United Way of Larimer County partner, Make Change NoCo has many resources to help with filing your taxes. Make Change NoCo strives to support individuals in Larimer County get the assistance they need, ensuring lower-income individuals file their taxes for free. They meet with about 4,000 individuals each year to provide one-on-one assistance with tax preparation.
Those at Make Change NoCo are trained to use MyFreeTaxes which is supported by United Way on a national level. To see if you are eligible, please visit www.myfreetaxes.com to learn more about this great opportunity.
While Make Change NoCo is a local place for help in Larimer County, the IRS also provides free tax prep to low and mid-level income individuals as well, which is promoted through Make Change NoCo. They provide free online tutorials and software options for individuals who wish to get free tax preparation assistance. If you wish to keep your hard-earned money this year and not pay unnecessary fees while receiving eligible tax credits, visit their website.
Tax preparation assistance is one of United Way of Larimer County's programs that promotes the financial stability of individuals in our community. Our programs and partnerships focus on a pathway from poverty to self-sufficiency through job training, case management and access to resources and support, including disaster response and recovery.