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UWCG partners with the IRS to provide FREE tax preparation services to those in need.


Issue: Financial stability is a significant concern for many individuals and families in Central Georgia. Access to affordable and reliable tax preparation services can make a substantial difference in their lives. However, many taxpayers, especially those in need, face challenges in accessing such services, which may hinder their ability to maximize their refunds and keep more money in their hands.


UWCG's Role: United Way of Central Georgia recognizes the importance of financial stability for every person in the community. As part of their fight for financial stability, UWCG has partnered with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to provide MyFreeTaxes, a platform that offers free tax preparation services to over 100 million U.S. taxpayers. By making MyFreeTaxes available, UWCG aims to ensure that individuals and families have access to essential tax services, irrespective of their financial circumstances.


Impact: The impact of MyFreeTaxes is far-reaching and crucial for the financial well-being of Central Georgia's residents. By offering free tax preparation services, MyFreeTaxes enables individuals and families to maximize their refunds, effectively putting more money back into their pockets. The financial benefit extends beyond individual households. The more money that stays in the hands of people in our community, the more they can spend locally, contributing to the local economy and supporting businesses in Central Georgia. This circulation of money has a positive ripple effect on the community, fostering economic growth and stability. By providing MyFreeTaxes for several years, United Way of Central Georgia has positively impacted the financial stability of countless individuals and families, empowering them to achieve greater financial security. Through this vital partnership with the IRS, UWCG has championed the fight for financial stability, making a meaningful difference in the lives of the community members they serve.



VITA Volunteer

Free In-person Tax Preparation Assistance

Every year in Central Georgia, hardworking, moderate-to low-income families lack access to certified and IRS trained tax preparers and fail to claim important tax credits. In partnership with the IRS, United Way of Central Georgia leads a coalition to provide free tax preparation by IRS-trained and certified volunteers. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) coalition provides free tax preparation services and asset building resources to working families with moderate to low incomes.