Free Tax Help: Online and In Person

 by filing your taxes for FREE: online or in person! United Way of Escambia County offers two programs for individuals and families who have an annual income of $62,000 or less. 

Online: File your taxes anywhere, anytime at If you have questions, just call the MyFreeTaxes Helpline at 1-855-698-9435, Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

In Person: Go to a VITA site and have an IRS-certified volunteer prepare your taxes one-on-one. Location and times are listed below, or you can dial 2-1-1 for the most current information. VITA sites are open the first week of February through April 15th each year.

In 2016, United Way's financial stability programs helped 7,929 individuals and made a $5,935,785 impact on our community. See our 2016 fact sheet for more program statistics


Make sure to have the following items:

- Photo proof of identity

- Social Security cards for taxpaper, spouse and dependents

- All W2s, 1098 and 1099 forms

- Childcare provider's ID number

- Taxpayer's banking information or valid mailing address

- Estimated tax payments

- Amounts of other income

- Last year's return, if possible


Learn more about how to Volunteer with VITA. Here are some Common Tax Filing Resources you need to know before you file online. Click here for a helpful Tax Preparation Checklist. Find out the goals and outcomes being accomplished through United Way and Financial Stablity Community Funded Partners.