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Money in Your Pocket

The Money in Your Pocket (MIYP) campaign is a community collaboration of organizations lead by United Way of the Capital Region that is 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). 

Volunteers prepare computerized, electronic returns through the Internal Revenue Service’s Volunteer Tax Income Assistance (VITA) program, which is designed to provide low- to moderate-income working families with help completing federal and state returns, and obtaining credits for which they are eligible.

For tax year 2016, 230 volunteers filed 4,389 tax returns, resulting in more than $4.7 million returned to local families. The average annual income for clients receiving tax preparation services was $21,495 and the average return was $1,379.

MIYP Tax Preparation Sites

MIYP sites will open starting January 29, 2018.

Individuals and families who make $54,000 or less are eligible to have their taxes prepared for free by trained volunteers. From start to finish, volunteers help prepare and file state and federal taxes for free at sites throughout Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry counties. Many sites also prepare local tax returns.

For a list of sites, view the MIYP site flyer.

You can also view the MIYP site flyer in Spanish

Do Your Own Taxes Online for Free

Individuals with computer skills who make $66,000, or less annually, can utilize the website, and prepare their own state and federal taxes. This easy-to-use website is free! Get started today at!

For more information, view the:

MyFreeTaxes flyer in English

MyFreeTaxes flyer in Spanish


For more information on the Money in Your Pocket program, contact LaTasha Frye at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call 717.724.4068.

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