Welcome to the Louisville Asset Building Coalition’s free file tax service!
If you meet their eligibility requirements, either of the following products will help you e-file your federal and state returns at no cost to you. They are both user friendly and very effective at helping your secure the best refund for you and your family. If you can shop online, and have a basic return we encourage you to try one of these options before coming to one of our VITA sites. It easy, effective and will save you time.
Here’s all the information you need to decide whether free file is right for you… and which product best meets you needs.
Before you get started, be sure you have a current email address so the tax software companies can notify you whether your tax return has been e-filed and accepted by both the IRS and any state(s) in which you may file. On the next page, we will ask you for the email address you will use just in case we need to contact you regarding tax issues and/or updates.
If you have $33,000 or less in income, or are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit or are active duty military with a military W-2 and less than $64,000 in income you should consider using Intuit’s TTFE. Intuit provides you with a safe, secure tax preparation software package that is both free and easy to use.
They have a well-designed interview process that guides you through the process of making decisions about your filing status, inputting your income and making decisions about deductions and tax credits for which you may qualify. Here is a link to a helpful set of tips for using TTFE: TTFE Helpful Tips Powerpoint Presentation
Alternatively, if you make $64,000 or less and you were between 17 and 50 years old on December 31, 2016, you should consider using the H & R Block free file software. Developed by H&R Block, their program is safe, secure and free. It also uses an interview process to guide you through the income tax filing process. You can access support for this product by calling this toll free number (855) 698-9435 or via “live chat” at http://www.unitedway.org/myfreetaxes/contact/chat
Whichever product you select, you should know that you can e-file your return with every assurance that your information is safe and not accessible to anyone else, including us!
Thanks for your participation in our tax program!