Tax filers can get free help – Muskogee Daily Phoenix

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Lake Area United Way announced recently-enhanced features to MyFreeTaxes that allow most filers to complete their taxes in under one hour, a news release states.

MyFreeTaxes.com is a safe, easy and free way for individuals or families earning $66,000 or less to file their state and federal taxes, the release states.

“Tax season is a source of confusion and stress for most Americans,” said Lisa Smith, executive director of Lake Area United Way. “Many are worried they’ll make a mistake, won’t get their full refund or will pay too much. With MyFreeTaxes, filers can get support from IRS-certified specialists and cut down the time it takes to complete their returns.”

MyFreeTaxes users get access to H&R Block Premium Product with enhanced features:

• Ability to upload image of your W-2, allowing MyFreeTaxes to automatically fill in your information.

• Free, unlimited, personalized real-time chat and phone support in English and Spanish from IRS-certified specialists at 1-855-MY-TX-HELP from mid-January through April 30. The helpline operates from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. CST, Monday through Friday, and between noon and 8 p.m. CST on Saturdays.

• Refund Reveal will show filers how and why their refund amount is changing in real time.

• Advanced functionality for those working in the gig economy or need to include information regarding real estate investments, stock options or inheritance taxes.

Taxpayers earning less than $66,000 can enter their data through MyFreeTaxes.com, which links to a secure H&R Block website, making it easy to complete their taxes from home, at work or on mobile devices.

MyFreeTaxes is supported by United Way, and users can contact Lake Area United Way for other local resources, or find ways to volunteer and further support their community. MyFreeTaxes comes with the same brand promise as all H&R Block’s products: that consumers are guaranteed a maximum refund, 100 percent accuracy and 100 percent satisfaction.