United Way of Palm Beach County’s Taxes Filed Free program partners with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to provide free, confidential, and secure preparation and e-filing of tax returns to qualified taxpayers. To qualify, taxpayer’s income must have been $66,000 or less in 2020. You may be eligible for up to $6,660 in Earned Income Tax Credits (EITC).
Due to COVID-19, United Way of Palm Beach County will offer free tax preparation services by appointment only following recommendations from the CDC and Florida Department of Health. Face masks are required at all locations.
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Getting your taxes filed free, fast, safe & secure has never been easier! View all of our program options below to have your 2020 income tax return prepared by our IRS-certified volunteers.
Step 1: Choose Your Option for Taxes Filed Free Services
Taxes Filed Free service gives you four options to choose from to e-file your tax return. All options are supported by IRS-Certified Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) volunteers.
Virtual VITA Tax Filing: New this year for tech savvy taxpayers! Using IRS-approved and encrypted virtual platforms, you can meet with a VITA volunteer and have help filing your taxes from the comfort of your own home. Fill out this form to get started!
- Filed For You: In-person, socially-distanced tax preparation is provided at several county sites. View site list below to find a location near you.
- Drop Off and Wait or Drop Off and Scan: Offered at select sites. For Drop Off and Wait, clients will wait in their car while their return is being completed. For Drop Off and Scan, client’s information will be scanned into a secure, IRS-certified program TaxSlayer. Client will be notified when to return to pick up tax return. View site list below to find a location near you.
- Filed Yourself – Visit myfreetaxes.com and file your own tax return. It’s simple, fast and secure. Support available via FAQ.
Step 2: View All Taxes Filed Free Sites.
For in-person, socially-distanced tax preparation options, use the link above to view a complete list of sites throughout Palm Beach County. VITA site hours of operation and special services offered such as translators and appointments are listed on the document. All sites accommodate individuals with a disability. The sites are grouped by region of the county and listed alphabetically by city.
Please remember the people helping you are volunteers and are not being paid, so we appreciate your patience.
Step 3: Make Your Appointment Today!
What to Bring to Your Appointment:
- Last year’s Federal Income Tax Return (2019 income tax return)
- Social Security Cards for you, your spouse (if married), and all dependents
- Correct birth dates for all names that appear on the return
- All W-2’s for 2020, including spouses
- Form 1098 – Mortgage interest, property taxes
- Form 1099 – DIV, G, INT, MISC, Q, R, RRB, SSA for 2020
- Voided check and savings account number for direct deposit of your refund (This is optional, but it gets your cash to you fast)
- A Photo ID card (driver’s license, etc.), including spouse’s, if married and filing joint returns
- For Dependent Care Credit, bring care provider’s name, address, SSN/EIN, and amount you paid
- For Education Credit, bring 1098T or 1098E and amount paid for qualified expenses
- For Premium Tax Credit, bring 1095-A (Health Marketplace Statement)
If married and filing a joint return, both spouses must come to the VITA site.
VITA volunteers will NOT prepare Schedule D (Complex), Schedule E, Employee Business Expenses, Moving Expenses, Nondeductible IRA.
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