United Way offers free, contactless tax preparation in Martin County

If you struggle to afford the cost of tax filing, a program through the United Way of Martin County may be able to help. 
United Way is again offering free tax preparation for Martin County families with household incomes under $57,000 through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

Last year the program was cut short due to COVID-19, but this year organizers are adjusting the program to allow for contactless tax filing. With their doors closed to the public, United Way’s new Valet VITA drop-off service will allow clients to drop off necessary documents and pick up their returns once complete. To get started, residents should call United Way at 772-283-4800.
“It’s more important than ever that we help residents file their taxes correctly to ensure they get the most out of their returns, especially when an even larger portion of our community is facing financial hardship during the pandemic,” said United Way of Martin County President/CEO Carol G. Houwaart-Diez. “Our goal is to help our neighbors avoid predatory fees, claim maximal tax credits, and keep every dollar they receive in refunds.”

United Way is also providing online tax filing software, accessible 24/7 through www.MyFreeTaxes.com, to help taxpayers easily and accurately file their taxes from their computer or smartphone. No matter your income, MyFreeTaxes is free for all simple returns and includes schedule C options. 

For more information, visit www.unitedwaymartin.org/vita or call 772-283-4800.