Free Tax Preparation Assistance

United Way has provided free tax preparation assistance to local residents since 2007. We provide assistance with both Federal and State Taxes. 
The program's goal is to increase the financial stability of Knox County residents. Filing taxes can be time-consuming, confusing, and expensive. By offering free tax preparation assistance, we can help clients save by avoiding paying costly tax preparation fees. United Way Volunteers use an online system to assist eligible clients in filing simple tax returns.

In 2020, United Way became an IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site. The program team completed 280 returns before pausing in March. The program resumed in June, offering curbside appointments. The new format promoted social distancing while serving the community. An additional 77 returns were completed bringing the program total to over 357 clients for the 2019 Tax Year.

The goal of the program is to increase financial stability of taxpayers by  helping them complete their taxes for free. It puts money in their pockets by guiding them to special tax credits like the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit. They can use this money to purchase necessities and boost savings.


File Your Taxes for Free:

Go to My Free Taxes Free Self-Serve Site to file your taxes online.

Call United Way at 740.397.5721 to learn more about making a Tax Preparation Assistance Appointment with one of our volunteers.