Taxpayers 

 Take the next step toward financial independence. 

By learning to take control of your money, you can control your future.

Families and individuals with incomes up to $57,000 may be eligible for free tax help. Choose the option that works best for you:

Online Self-Preparation

Prepare your own taxes using one of two online software that use step-by-step guidance to filing taxes, along with support through online chat or telephone. 

  •  If your income is less than $36,000, you can file through the IRS Free File Program delivered by TurboTax. Click here to get started.
  • File with MyFreeTaxes, brought to you by United Way Worldwide. There’s no income limit! Click here to get started.

VITA ACE  (Accessible, Convenient and Electronic)

BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Stay home and submit your tax documents electronically using your smartphone. An email address, smartphone with internet access or data plan are all you need to get started. 

  • Gather what you need for your appointment: Tax Document Checklist
  • During your appointment, we’ll call you to ask easy-to-answer questions and work with you to use your smartphone and email to upload your documents 
  • Taxes are prepared at a later time
  • Once it’s completed, we’ll notify you to electronically sign the return 
  • Learn more

Drop-and-Go

BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. FACE MASK AND HEALTH SCREENING REQUIRED.

Save time and bring your documents to a Drop-and-Go site, answer a few questions, go about your day and receive a call when your return is ready to be filed.

  • Gather what you need for your appointment: Tax Document Checklist
  • During your appointment, we’ll scan your documents to be prepared, ask you a few questions and make sure all of your information is correct
  • Taxes are prepared at a later time
  • We’ll call you when your return is ready to be filed.
  • Drop-and-Go sites
  • Learn more

Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC)

Disputes with the IRS can be stressful and expensive. Our clinic works with low-income individuals who have disputes ranging from audits and payment agreements to identity theft. LITC also has an education and outreach program for individuals who speak English as a second language (ESL). If you are a taxpayer but not a native English speaker, we can provide tax education to help you manage your returns.  If you need help, call 313-556-1920, ext. 1219.

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