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United Way of Windham County is offering two programs that provide free federal and state income-tax preparation services to eligible taxpayers: The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program and MyFreeTaxes.com.  More than 70% of American tax filers don’t know they can save $200 or more in tax preparation fees each year by using VITA or MyFreeTaxes.com.

United Way of Windham County operates the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program in Brattleboro, where IRS-certified volunteers provide free tax preparation to eligible households that earn up to $54,000 per year and who live or work in Windham County. VITA services are provided by appointment on Wednesdays and some Saturdays, beginning February 1, 2017 at the Marlboro College Graduate Center.  Call 2-1-1 from anywhere in Vermont to find services in your area or to make an appointment.

MyFreeTaxes.com provides free federal and state tax preparation and filing assistance online to eligible households earning up to $64,000 a year.  In 2015, more than 200,000 tax returns were filed on MyFreeTaxes.com, a 2,400% increase since the platform launched in 2009. MyFreeTaxes.com is an easy, fast and secure federal and state tax filing site powered by H&R Block ®. The online tool allows eligible taxpayers to self-file for free using a simple step-by-step process that includes telephone and online chat support. United Way is also partnering with libraries and other community sites to provide access to MyFreeTaxes.com on a computer with high-speed internet for the public’s useCall 2-1-1 from anywhere in Vermont, for location and access information.

For more information on these two free tax preparation services, visit the United Way of Windham County’s website at www.unitedwaywindham.org or call 802.257.4011.