File Your Taxes

VITA provides access to free tax prep to anyone in Lancaster County who makes $62,000 or less. For 2022, tax appointments will return to in-person preparation by IRS-certified tax preparers, as well as My Free Taxes and TurboTax to offer a free online option for you to files your tax return.

NOTE:  Response to pandemic conditions may cause program changes.  We appreciate your understanding as your safety and the safety of our volunteers is important to us.

Ways to File Your Taxes for Free

Prepare your own taxes online

Visit MyFreeTaxes.com or TurboTax.com to get started.

Free Online Tax Filing Options

United Way’s MyFreeTaxes

United Way’s MyFreeTaxes website is another resource, which provides free access to H&R Block software.

Please note that MyFreeTaxes.com is not a free resource for taxpayers who have business income (including self-employment income, which includes rideshare drivers), capital gains and losses, or income from rental property. Taxpayers who need to file Schedules C, D, or E will be charged on the MyFreeTaxes.com website.

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Turbo Taxes Free File program

You qualify for the IRS Free File program delivered by TurboTax if either of the following are true:

  • Had an adjusted gross income (AGI) of less than $36,000
  • You were Active Duty Military in 2020 with an adjusted gross income (AGI) of $69,000 or less

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Other Free Filing Options

The IRS has a helpful search for free file tools so you can identify the best provider for you. It is also important to remember to file your local taxes, which must be done separately.

Federal & State Filing Options Local Filing Options

Be Aware of Scams

Thousands of people have lost millions of dollars and their personal information to tax scams. Scammers use the regular mail, telephone, or email to set up individuals, businesses, payroll and tax professionals. The IRS doesn’t initiate contact with taxpayers by email, text messages or social media channels to request personal or financial information. Recognize the telltale signs of a scam »

We will be offering in-person appointments in 2022.

Properly worn masks are required to be worn the entire time you are within the VITA Tax Site. Only the tax payer (and spouse, if applicable) will be allowed to enter the Site.

Please be patient as both your safety and the safety of our volunteers is very important to us. Delivery of VITA services can change based on pandemic conditions.

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