|Taxes do not have to be scary or expensive to deal with since United Way of Broward County, in partnership with Hispanic Unity, is giving local families a helping hand by providing free tax preparation services. If you make less than $64,000 annually you are eligible for free online tax preparation. Visit MyFreeTaxes.com to do your taxes or find a site close to where you and others live, work and play.
Residents who earn a household income of less than $54,000 can have their taxes filed for FREE by Hispanic Unity's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) workers.
About the Tax Credits:
The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC) programs provide federal
tax benefits for low and moderate-income workers. The EITC offsets some or all of those families' federal income taxes and in many cases provides a supplemental source of income
to help offset other taxes, including sales and payroll taxes. In order to claim the credits, eligible workers must file a tax return.
Although the 2017 tax filing season has concluded, extended VITA services are available at the following sites:
· Community Access Center
8910 Miramar Parkway
Miramar, FL 33025
May 1st – May 31st
By Appointment Only (954) 534-9113
· Hispanic Unity of Florida
5811 Johnsons Street
Hollywood, FL 33021
May 1st – September 30th
Mondays and Fridays 5pm-8pm
Saturdays May 13th and 27th 9am-2pm
Appointments preferred 954-964-8884 ext. 280/257.
Walk-ins allowed on space availability
· Tamarac Community Center
8601 West Commercial Blvd
Tamarac, FL 33351
May 2nd – September 27th
Tuesdays 10:30am – 1:30 pm
Wednesdays 1:30pm – 4:30 pm
By Appointment Only (954) 597-3642
*Attendees interested in having their taxes filed at the event must bring the following documents: W-2 and 1099, Social Security card (yours and your dependents'), photo identification, and should bring a copy of 2015 tax return.
Contact HandsOn Broward at 954-233-1300 #1296 or Kathy@HandsOnBroward.org for
information about becoming a tax preparer.