Level Up: United Way of the Mid-South’s free tax prep program

WATCH: Level Up: United Way of the Mid-South?s free tax prep program

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — United Way of the Mid-South’s free tax preparation program is officially underway.

This is the 17th year in a row United Way has offered this program.

It’s one sure fire way many low and middle income people can instantly position themselves to move toward financial self-sufficiency.

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In 2019, the program brought in more than $14 million in refunds based on the 2018 tax year.

The full service program helps tax filers receive their full refund, often finding money tax payers didn’t even know they were owed.

It’s called earned income tax credit or EITC, an IRS poverty reduction plan.

“Based on the size of your family and your income they reduce your taxes up to about $6 thousand,” Phylis Fickling with United Way of the Mid-South told FOX13.

The United Way Free Tax Prep program is for individuals and families who earned less than $56 thousand last year.

To schedule an appointment, call 211. For more information visit: https://www.uwmidsouth.org/free-tax-prep/

If you interested in volunteering with Free Tax Prep can sign up by calling United Way at (901) 433-4364 or click here.

Free Tax Prep Stationary Locations:

  • Journey Fellowship
  • The New Olivet Baptist Church
  • U of M Law School
  • Oasis of Hope - Bickford Community Center
  • South Branch Library
  • Memphis Campus VITA Site
  • St. Anne Catholic Church
  • Highland Heights Church of Christ
  • Word of Life Seventh Day Adventist Church
  • Fullview Baptist Church
  • West Memphis City Library
  • M R Dye Library (Horn Lake, MS)
  • The Hill @ Hernando
  • Senior Enrichment Center (Somerville, TN)
  • UT @ Martin (Ripley, TN)
  • Tipton County Public Library (Covington, TN)
  • R C Irwin Public Library (Tunica, MS)