My Free Taxes

United Way of Rock River Valley is announcing recently-enhanced features to MyFreeTaxes that allow most filers to complete their taxes in under one hour. MyFreeTaxes.com is a safe, easy and completely free way for individuals or families earning $66,000 or less to file their state and federal taxes.

For the past nine years, United Way has partnered with H&R Block to provide free tax filing services for federal and state taxes in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Since that time, the partnership has helped nearly a million people file their returns, bringing more than $1 billion in refunds back to local communities. Since 2013, United Way of Rock River Valley has seen the use of online returns in our community grow by 14 percent.

"Tax season is a source of stress for most individuals," says Paul Nolley, community impact manager, United Way of Rock River Valley. "Many are worried they'll make a mistake, won't get their full refund or will pay too much. With MyFreeTaxes, filers can get support from IRS-certified specialists and cut down the time it takes to complete their returns."

When it comes to advanced technology and personalized customer experience, H&R Block is among the industry leaders. MyFreeTaxes users get access to H&R Block Premium Product with enhanced features to ensure filers get every dollar they deserve:

  • Ability to upload image of your W-2, allowing MyFreeTaxes to automatically fill in your information;
  • Free, unlimited, personalized real-time chat and phone support in English and Spanish from IRS-certified specialists at 1-855-MY-TX-HELP. The helpline operates now through April 30, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and between 11:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. on Saturdays;
  • Refund RevealTM will show filers how and why their refund amount is changing in real time;
  • Advanced functionality for those working in the gig economy or need to include information regarding real estate investments, stock options or inheritance taxes; and 
  • Search tool for Goodwill of Northern Illinois GoodTAXES locations for individuals preferring to file their taxes in-person through a volunteer tax preparer.

Taxpayers earning less than $66,000 can enter their data through MyFreeTaxes.com, which links to a secure H&R Block website, making it easy to complete their taxes from home, at work or on mobile devices.

MyFreeTaxes comes with the same brand promise as all H&R Block's products: that consumers are guaranteed a maximum refund, 100 percent accuracy and 100 percent satisfaction. H&R Block's DIY products are based on 60-plus years of preparing income tax returns.

Individuals may call 815-987-6200 or go online to www.goodwillni.org/good-taxes to schedule an in-person appointment with a volunteer tax preparer through Goodwill's GoodTAXES program.