- Simple, Free Way to File Your Own Taxes

Tips for Tax Season from United Way of Windham County

You’ve likely heard the adage, “The only certainties in life are death and taxes.” Well, thanks to United Way of Windham County, at least one of those things is easier. United Way partners with industry leader H&R Block to help people easily and accurately file both their federal and state taxes through MyFreeTaxes®. MyFreeTaxes is mobile optimized so anyone can access from their computer, tablet or smartphone. Most filers complete their taxes in less than hour. 

In preparation for the tax season, here are some key tips to consider: 

Don’t pay to file your taxes.

If your household earned less than $66,000 in 2018 you can file both your federal and state returns for free using This is the only free, online tax filing product offered by a nonprofit. United Way has made it available to over 100 million U.S. taxpayers as part of our fight for the financial stability of every person in every community.

“Free” doesn’t always mean free.

Some “free” tax preparation products only cover federal (not state) filing, or charge extra for anything beyond the most basic forms. MyFreeTaxes is completely free for individuals and families who earned less than $66,000 in 2018 — whether you file in multiple states, work freelance, have a side gig or earn investment income.

Let the experts handle the details.

MyFreeTaxes is powered by H&R Block’s premium software, so filing is easy, secure, and guaranteed to be 100% accurate. The software scans for any tax credit you’re entitled to, making sure you get your maximum refund.

Over 1.1 million people nationwide have used MyFreeTaxes, bringing over $1.7 billion of refunds back to our local communities. United Way of Windham County is committed to ensuring that people in Windham County can easily and accurately file their taxes to receive the refunds and credits they deserve.