EL PASO — United Way of El Paso County will host facilitated self-preparation sessions for taxpayers. It's all part of the MyFreeTaxes Partnership, which offers free federal and state tax preparation and filing services online and in person to eligible taxpayers across the country. The sessions will be at the El Paso Public Library Richard Burges Branch, 9600 Dyer on Saturday March 2 and March 9 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. An IRS-certified volunteer will be available to answer questions, and laptops and printers will be available for individuals to prepare their taxes.
Qualified individuals earning $57,000 or less per year can file their taxes for free online at MyFreeTaxes.com/ep. Individuals without internet access and those interested in filing in person with the assistance of an IRS-certified volunteer can come to either session to file their taxes free of charge.
“We realize that those eager to receive their tax returns often go to the first tax preparer they find,” said Deborah A. Zuloaga, CEO of the United Way of El Paso County. “They are losing part of their return in fees when they can use MyFreeTaxes.com/ep and keep 100 percent of their hard earned money.”
Anyone using the website to file their taxes or filing in person will need the following documents: Social Security or Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers for each family member and working adult; W2s, 1099s, and other income forms; childcare provider name, address and tax ID; bank routing and account numbers for checking and savings accounts; name, address, and phone number of landlord for renter’s credit; and last year’s tax return (if available.)
For questions or more information, contact Lorena L. Gomez, Marketing and Communications Coordinator - United Way of El Paso County at 533-2434, ext. 222 or visit the United Way website at www.unitedwayelpaso.org .