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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 2015, 260 volunteers filed 5,332 tax returns, resulting in more than $5.1 million returned to local families. This helped individuals and families increase their income by an average of six percent.

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.

 

MIYP Tax Preparation

From January 30 through April 18, 2017, Money in Your Pocket (MIYP) volunteers will 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 rebates.

MIYP will offer three ways to get free tax help.

Traditional Tax Help: 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 more information, view the MIYP site flyer. You can also view the MIYP flyer in Spanish

Traditional tax help is also available at sites in Mifflin and Juniata counties. For more information, view the Mifflin-Juniata MIYP site flyer.

Assisted Tax Help: Assisted tax preparation help is ideally suited for individuals who make $64,000, or less annually. A trained volunteer coach helps guide individuals to prepare and file their state and federal income taxes. This is a great way to ensure your taxes are prepared correctly, while working at your own pace using an online program. This free service is available at the following location:

Harrisburg Brethren in Christ Church
2217 Derry St., Harrisburg
Tuesday: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Unassisted Tax Help: Individuals with computer skills who make $64,000, or less annually, can utilize the website, www.myfreetaxes.com and prepare their own state and federal taxes. This easy-to-use website is free! 

For more information, view our MyFreeTaxes flyer in English or 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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