Money in Your Pocket
The Money in Your Pocket (MIYP) campaign is a community collaboration of organizations led 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.
The Money in Your Pocket program is funded by the U.S. Department of Treasury, Internal Revenue Service, and PNC Bank.
For tax year 2017, 238 volunteers filed 4,721 tax returns, resulting in more than $4.4 million returned to local families. The average annual income for clients receiving tax preparation services was $21,227 and the average return was $1,218.
MIYP Tax Preparation Sites
MIYP sites will open January 28 - April 15, 2019.
Individuals and families who make $55,000 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 one of 15 sites throughout Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry counties. Many sites also prepare local tax returns.
Do Your Own Taxes Online for Free
Individuals with computer skills who make $66,000, or less annually can utilize the website, www.myfreetaxes.com and prepare their own state and federal taxes for free. This easy-to-use website is sponsored by United Way Worldwide and powered by H&R Block.