Free Income Tax Assistance


MyFreeTaxes is a free, safe and easy way for anyone earning $64,000 or less to file state and federal taxes online. Optimized for mobile devices, MyFreeTaxes can save taxpayers an average of $200 in fees. The program is sponsored by United Way, with support from H&R BlockĀ®.


File Taxes for Free


 Call 1-855-MY-TX-HELP (1-855-698-9435) to reach a tax expert.


Program Reach


Program Locations

  • Online tax filing -

  • 8th Avenue Strong Neighborhoods House (908 8th Avenue, Rockford)
    February 17, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Call (815) 987-6200 to make an appointment
  • Irving Avenue Strong Neighborhoods House (312 Irving Avenue, Rockford)
    March 17, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Call (815) 987-6200 to make an appointment
  • Various Goodwill tax sites throughout Boone, Ogle, and Winnebago counties
    Visit to make an appointment


Outcomes: 2016 Tax Season partnership

  • Amount of tax returns e-filed: 232
  • Amount of Earned Income Tax Credits returned: 93
  • Average refund amount: $1,193.26
  • Average Earned Income Tax Credits amount: $2,158.58


Goodwill GoodTAXES partnership

  • Amount of tax returns filed: 2,629
  • Amount in total federal tax refunds returned to the community: $3.5 million
  • Average returned in Earned Income Tax Credits: $1.9 million
  • Amount saved in tax preparation fees: $567,864
  • Total hours volunteered: 1,692 hours
  • Total volunteers: 51 volunteers