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Tax Trails

Tax Trails, from the Internal Revenue Service, is an interactive tool that can help you find answers to general tax questions on tax credits, taxable income, international and other tax topics. It poses questions that you can answer by selecting a choice on your computer. Your choice then activates a hypertext link to the next appropriate question until an answer is possible. It offers a way to get quick and simple answers to your tax questions.

Free File - Your Link to Free Federal Online Filing

If your adjusted gross income was $62,000 or less, you can use Free File from the Internal Revenue Service to prepare and e-file your taxes online. If your income is greater than $62,000 you can use Free File Fillable Forms to e-file.

IRS E-File Options for Individuals

Information on E-File options from the Internal Revenue Service for Individual Taxpayers.

Free File Alliance

The Free File Alliance is a free federal tax preparation and electronic filing program for eligible taxpayers developed through a public-private partnership between the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Free File Alliance LLC, a group of private sector tax software companies.

My Free Taxes - The United Way

The United Way offers this free service to prepare and file income tax returns for taxpayers earning under $62,000 during the tax year. Additional services also for taxpayers earning over $62,000.

myPATH

myPATH, from the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue, is a state-only system for electronically filing Pennsylvania income tax returns for free. Most taxpayers interested in a no-cost free electronic filing service can use myPATH.

Pennsylvania/Federal E-Filing Options

Information from the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue about combined e-file of federal and state tax returns.

Pennsylvania Personal Income Tax Filing Options

Information on how to file your Personal Income Tax return electronically using one of three methods offered by the PA Department of Revenue.

Where's My PA Personal Income Tax Refund?

Information from the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue on finding out the status of your Pennsylvania Personal Income Tax refund.

Where's My Refund? - Internal Revenue Service

Online tool from the Internal Revenue Service to get information about the status of your tax refund.

Earned Income Tax Credit - Are You Eligible

Information from the Internal Revenue Services on the Earned Income Tax Credit and whether you qualify.

Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC): Should I Apply? - Use the EITC Assistant

The Internal Revenue Service provides this online resource for you to use to find out if you are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) by answering a few simple questions and providing basic income information.

Earned Income Tax Credit (Video)

This educational video from the Legal Aid Network of Kentucky and Legal Aid Society of Louisville, Kentucky provides information on the Earned Income Tax Credit program as well as the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. This video also lets you know about some free resources that will help you get the most from your income tax return.

Earned Income Tax Credit (Video)

This video from Southwestern PA Legal Aid provides information on who is eligible for an Earned Income Tax Credit.

Low Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITC)

Low Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITC) assist low income individuals who have a tax dispute with the IRS, and provide education and outreach to individuals who speak English as a second language (ESL). LITCs represent individuals whose income is below a certain level and who need to resolve tax problems with the IRS. LITCs can represent taxpayers in audits, appeals, and tax collection disputes before the IRS and in court. LITCs can also help taxpayers respond to IRS notices and correct account problems.

When Will I Get My Refund? (Video)

This video from the Internal Revenue Service explains when you can expect to get your income tax refund.

Online Services and Tax Information for Individuals

Information you need to file, pay and manage your taxes from the Internal Revenue Service.

Pennsylvania Personal Income Tax e- Services

Personal income tax section of the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue web site. Personal Income Tax e-Services section of the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue web site. This section contains all the Department's electronic services for individuals.

PA Property Tax and Rent Rebate Program

Overview of programs from the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue including information on property tax relief; rebate estimate calculator; commonly asked questions; as well as downloadable forms and instruction booklet. Claimants or spouses 65 years of age or older; widows or widowers 50 years of age or older; and permanently disabled 18 years of age or older may qualify.

Pennsylvania Tax Forgiveness Program

Information from the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue on how the Pennsylvania Tax Forgiveness Program works.

Philadelphia Property Taxes: Frequently Asked Questions

Information from Community Legal Services of Philadelphia on issues related to Philadelphia Real Estate Taxes. [PDF]

Easy Ways to Pay My IRS Taxes (Video)

When you have a tax bill to pay, you have a number of payment options to choose from. This video explains your options.

Earned Income Tax Credit (Video)

This educational video from the Legal Aid Network of Kentucky and Legal Aid Society of Louisville, Kentucky provides information on the Earned Income Tax Credit program as well as the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. This video also lets you know about some free resources that will help you get the most from your income tax return.

First Time Filing a Tax Return? (Video)

If this is your first time filing a tax return, learn about important reminders and a free tool to make it easy. Just go to IRS.gov and click on Free File.

Free Help Preparing Your Tax Return (Video)

This video from the IRS provides information about organizations in your community that can prepare tax returns for free.

Free Tax Return Preparation for Qualifying Taxpayers

Information from the Internal Revenue Service on the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program that offers free tax help to people who generally make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns.

AARP Tax-Aide - Find a Site

The AARP Tax-Aide program offers free one-on-one counseling, as well as assistance on the telephone and internet to help individuals prepare basic tax forms, including the 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ and other standard schedules. The service is available to taxpayers with low- and moderate-income, with special attention to those age 60 and older. This webpage will locate a service site near you.

Do-It-Yourself Free Tax Preparation (Video)

This video from the Internal Revenue Service helps you learn how to electronically file your tax return with a help from certified volunteers.

Erie Free Taxes (United Way of Erie County) - VITA Tax Preparation Sites in Erie County

Northwestern Legal Services provides information and a list of sites where you can get free tax preparation assistance from trained volunteers participating in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) in Erie, Pennsylvania.

Free tax help is available for low-income working people! - Pittsburgh

Just Harvest provides free tax assistance at five tax sites throughout the Pittsburgh area for low-income workers with simple tax returns.

Free Tax Preparation Service Available - Lackawanna and Wayne Counties

In a cooperative partnership, the United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties has brought together a number of local organizations to help you complete your tax returns FOR FREE!

Free Tax Preparation Sites in Philadelphia

The Campaign for Working Families is a partnership that promotes the efforts of working families to move up the economic ladder. The Campaign operates free tax sites throughout Philadelphia (prepare and e-file federal and state income tax returns), and connects individuals to the federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), other tax credits, public benefits, and asset-building resources.

Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC): Should I Apply? - Use the EITC Assistant

The Internal Revenue Service provides this online resource for you to use to find out if you are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) by answering a few simple questions and providing basic income information.

Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC): Should I Apply? - Use the EITC Assistant

The Internal Revenue Service provides this online resource for you to use to find out if you are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) by answering a few simple questions and providing basic income information.

Federal Court Finder

Find a federal court location by location or court name, including appellate, district, bankruptcy, probation and pretrial office, or federal defender organization. Each District Court has its own local forms which are generally available on the Court website.

Low Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITC)

Low Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITC) assist low income individuals who have a tax dispute with the IRS, and provide education and outreach to individuals who speak English as a second language (ESL). LITCs represent individuals whose income is below a certain level and who need to resolve tax problems with the IRS. LITCs can represent taxpayers in audits, appeals, and tax collection disputes before the IRS and in court. LITCs can also help taxpayers respond to IRS notices and correct account problems.

Earned Income Credit (EIC) - IRS Publication 596

IRS Publication 596, Earned Income Credit contains comprehensive information about qualifying for and applying for the Earned Income Credit. [PDF]

Earned Income Tax Credit - Are You Eligible

Information from the Internal Revenue Services on the Earned Income Tax Credit and whether you qualify.

When Will I Get My Refund? (Video)

This video from the Internal Revenue Service explains when you can expect to get your income tax refund.

Do-It-Yourself Free Tax Preparation (Video)

This video from the Internal Revenue Service helps you learn how to electronically file your tax return with a help from certified volunteers.

PA Property Tax and Rent Rebate Program

Overview of programs from the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue including information on property tax relief; rebate estimate calculator; commonly asked questions; as well as downloadable forms and instruction booklet. Claimants or spouses 65 years of age or older; widows or widowers 50 years of age or older; and permanently disabled 18 years of age or older may qualify.

Pennsylvania Tax Forgiveness Program

Information from the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue on how the Pennsylvania Tax Forgiveness Program works.

Do you have any tax preparation advice? - Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General

Consumer Advisory from the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General about preparing and filing your taxes and about tax preparation services.

Guide to filing your taxes in 2022

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress expanded tax benefits which may increase the amount of money you receive through your tax refund. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau prepared this Guide to help you through the process of filing a tax return so you can get all the tax benefits provided.

Make the most of your tax refund (Video)

This video from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau offers two ways you and your family can make the most of your tax refund.

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