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Money in Your Pocket Tax Preparation Program

Money in Your Pocket (MIYP) is a community partnership 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 provides 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 February through April.

For tax year 2022, 235 volunteers filed 3,810 tax returns, resulting in more than $3.66 million returned to local families.

MIYP Tax Preparation Sites

MIYP sites will be open February 5 – April 15, 2024.

Families (2 or more people) who made $64,000 or less and individuals who made $45,000 or less in 2023 may be 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.

**To schedule an appointment, dial the numbers 2-1-1 from your phone.**

Touch-Free Taxes Program

Touch-Free Taxes is a free remote tax preparation service. Touch-Free Taxes can be done from the comfort of your home and connects you to a trained volunteer to complete your taxes.

How to Use Touch-Free Taxes

  1. To use Touch-Free Taxes, you must have a valid e-mail address and/or the ability to send and receive text messages. You must also be able to print your local tax return.
  2. Visit www.getyourrefund.org/uwcrpa then answer the questions and upload photos of your tax information and forms.
  3. A volunteer will contact you to do a phone interview/intake to begin the preparation process.
  4. A volunteer will prepare your Federal and State returns remotely.
  5. A volunteer will call you to review the completed return.
  6. Your return will be e-mailed to you to review and sign.
  7. Once signed, a volunteer will submit your return electronically.
  8. Your local return will be e-mailed to you to print and mail to your local tax office.
  9. Once processed, you will receive your refund via direct deposit or paper check.

For more information, view the flyer below or e-mail [email protected].

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 for FREE. This easy-to-use website is sponsored by United Way Worldwide.

MyFreeTaxes is also available in Spanish!

MIYP Client Stories

See what our clients say about Money in Your Pocket.


E-mail [email protected] or call 717.724.4077.

The Money in Your Pocket program is funded by Citizens Bank, PNC, Truist Foundation and the U.S. Department of Treasury, Internal Revenue Service.

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