Money in Your Pocket
Money in Your Pocket Tax Preparation Program
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 program is available January through April.
For tax year 2020, 146 volunteers filed 2,367 tax returns, resulting in more than $3 million returned to local families.
The Money in Your Pocket program is funded by the U.S. Department of Treasury, Internal Revenue Service, PNC Bank and Truist Foundation.
MIYP Tax Preparation Sites
MIYP sites will be open January 31 – April 15, 2022.
Individuals and families who make $58,000 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. For a list of sites, view the MIYP site flyers below.
**MASKS ARE REQUIRED AT ALL SITES**
To schedule an appointment, call 717.724.4077.
Touch-Free Taxes Program
United Way of the Capital Region will once again offer the Touch-Free Taxes program for people who made $58,000 or less in 2021. Touch-Free Taxes can be done from the comfort of your home and connects you to a trained volunteer to complete your taxes at no cost.
Simply go to our secure site and answer a few questions. You will need to upload photos of the same tax information and forms as you would for any tax service. This can be done by scanning them or taking a photo with your smart phone. You will set up a time for a telephone interview with a certified volunteer tax preparer to review your forms. A local volunteer preparer will complete your state and local returns. Once that step is complete, you will have a second phone call to review the results before the forms are sent to you electronically to sign. Our United Way will electronically file your federal and state returns. Your local return will be sent to you to mail to your local tax office.
Touch-Free Taxes will be available beginning January 31, 2022.
For more information view the Touch-Free Taxes flyer below.
Do Your Own Taxes Online for Free Through MyFreeTaxes
Individuals with computer skills can utilize the website, www.myfreetaxes.com and prepare their own state and federal taxes. MyFreeTaxes is FREE for all simple returns and includes schedule C. This easy-to-use website is sponsored by United Way Worldwide.