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UWFK Offers 2 Free Tax Preparation Options


United Way of the Florida Keys is offering two FREE tax preparation for families with limited incomes who live in Monroe County. 

The VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program is designed to assist qualified taxpayers with completion of their annual tax returns and to ensure that limited income families receive every available benefit. Tax preparers are IRS-certified and prepared to complete simple tax returns.  Returns may include:

  • Earned Income Credit
  • Child Tax Credit
  • Education Credits,
  • and Dependent Care Credit

There is absolutely no charge to the taxpayer for this service.  You must bring Photo ID, Social Security Cards, ITINs for all members of your household (no copies), all W2s, 1099s, Social Security Income, Interest Statements, Unemployment, Healthcare documentation, your previous year’s return, if you have it, and any tax documentation.

Appointments are strongly encouraged.  Call Ann at 305-281-8555.   

The tax preparation for 2017 taxes is offered at the following locations in 2018:

Islamorada Library – 81830 Overseas Highway, Tuesdays, 10 am – 2 pm
Jan 30       Feb 6, 13, 20, 27       Mar 6, 13, 20, 27       April 3 (this date is cancelled), 10
Key West Gato Building – 1100 Simonton St, Wednesdays, 10 am – 2 pm
Jan 31       Feb 7, 21, 28       Mar 7, 21, 28       April 4
Marathon Library – 3251 Overseas Highway, Thursdays, 1:30 – 5 pm
Feb 1, 8, 15, 22       Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29       April 5, 12
Center for Independent Living, 103400 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, Wednesdays, 10 am – 1 pm
Feb 14       Mar 14

Call Ann at 305-281-8555 to make your tax preparation appointment. 

In addition to the VITA tax preparation program, MyFreeTaxesTM is a free program for qualified taxpayers who want to complete their own taxes.  United Way partners with industry leader H&R Block to help people easily and accurately file both their federal and state taxes through MyFreeTaxesTM. Taxpayers earning less than $66,000 can enter their data through, which links to a secure H&R Block website, making it easy to complete their taxes for free from home, at work or on mobile devices, in less than an hour.