MyFreeTaxes Partnership Provides Free Online Tax Prep for Working Families
Working families and individuals who made $58,000 a year or less last year can prepare their taxes for free at www.myfreetaxes.com/harrisburg.
MyFreeTaxes provides free federal and state tax preparation and filing assistance for qualified families and individuals. It’s easy, safe, secure and 100 percent free. This service is provided/sponsored by the following organizations: United Way, Goodwill Industries, National Disability Institute, Walmart Foundation and PNC.
For more information, or to file your taxes, visit www.myfreetaxes.com/harrisburg.
Free Tax Preparation for Low-Income Families
Low- to moderate-income families can receive free tax preparation services January 28 - April 15 at sites in Dauphin, Cumberland and Perry counties.
The effort is part of the Money In Your Pocket Campaign, a community collaboration of organizations committed to the economic stability of local families. The program aims to increase use of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), and the Child Tax Credit (CTC).
The EITC is a tax refund offered by the federal government to supplement wages for low-income workers. This year, people who earned wages of less than $52,000 can increase their federal income tax refunds by as much as $5,000, depending on their individual circumstances.
Volunteers prepare computerized, electronic returns through the Internal Revenue Service’s Volunteer Tax Income Assistance (VITA) program, which is designed to provide low-income families with help completing federal and state returns, and obtaining rebates.
For the third year in a row, MIYP will also offer free assisted and unassisted tax preparation. For more information about these options, view our Money In Your Pocket page on our website.
UWCR Raises More than $11.8 Million to Help Our Community
Thanks to the generosity of our local community, United Way of the Capital Region (UWCR) has exceeded its campaign goal of $11.7 million by raising $11,872,929.This marks the 17th consecutive year the organization has exceeded its campaign goal.
“Over the last nine months, our team of volunteers has been out in the community engaging business, community and non-profit leaders,” said 2013 Campaign Chair David M. Kleppinger, chairman of McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC. “We learned that our community desperately needs our programs and services now and to guide our region in the future. People want to be a part of our work and they demonstrated this by generously supporting our campaign.”
“Fundraising is never an easy job,” said Timothy B. Fatzinger, UWCR president and CEO. “The environment is becoming more challenging as many companies begin to modify their campaigns and approaches to corporate giving.”
“The modern day workplace is changing and we must keep pace with these changes,” added Fatzinger. “This is happening at a time when our United Way is putting a stake in the ground to make significant strides in health, education and basic needs. We want to engage our entire community around our work and invite everyone to become involved through learning about the issues, giving and volunteering.”
Thank You for Your Input - UWCR’s Strategic Plan
Over the last several months, United Way of the Capital Region (UWCR) has been seeking input for our strategic plan. We are pleased to report that an initial draft of the will be complete in early 2014. Thank you to our volunteers, leaders, donors, program partners and business and community friends for your thoughtful insight. More than 1,800 people completed surveys and/or participated in focus groups.
We have been fortunate to have dynamic volunteers leading this process, which is chaired by UWCR Board Member David Schankweiler, CEO/Publisher of Central Penn Business Journal, Journal Multimedia.
This is both an exciting and challenging time for our United Way. As the needs and resources within our community change, so does our organization. UWCR’s strategic plan will ensure our work is done with purpose and impact.
We will continue to share our progress through updates on this site.
Building Blocks for a Better Life – It Starts with YOU
You make change happen when you support United Way of the Capital Region (UWCR). Your involvement is more than a donation; it’s more than time volunteering. It’s about raising your hand and stepping forward because you choose to LIVE UNITED.
At UWCR, our focus is on health, education and basic needs because these are the building blocks for a better life for us all. At UWCR, we:
- Help support more than 80 programs and services to create solutions to the most pressing local issues.
- Launch our own initiatives to keep pace with our ever changing community.
- Recruit people and organizations from all across the Capital Region who bring the passion, expertise and resources needed to get things done.