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Make $57K or less? You qualify for free tax help.

Added on Wednesday, February 27, 2013

The Salvation Army is always looking for ways to help low income families succeed.  Here’s a great benefit from our friends at Walmart, who helped The Salvation Army raise $38.5 million as part of the national Christmas campaign – $1 million of which benefitted North Dakota and Minnesota directly.

If your combined household income was $57,000 or less in 2012, you qualify to have your federal and state taxes prepared for free thanks to over $4 million in funding from the Walmart Foundation. The MyFree Taxes partnership has helped 4.5 million families claim nearly $6 billion in total income tax refunds, tax credits and tax preparer fee savings since 2009.

The partnership provides free tax preparation and filing services both online and in person to eligible Americans nationwide, along with Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) eligibility education.

Who Qualifies

Individuals and families with combined incomes of $57,000 or less per year qualify to receive free federal and state tax preparation and filing assistance through the MyFree Taxes partnership.

How to Get Tax Help

Eligible consumers may file online at or in person at a participating Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) location before April 15, 2013. Click on the link above and enter your ZIP Code to find a participating location near you.

Tax Credit Assistance

The MyFree Taxes partnership also provide taxpayers with eligibility information about the Earned Income Tax Credit and other tax credits available to help them keep more of what they earn.

The partnership is expected to help return an estimated $1.95 billion this year in total tax refunds, credits and tax preparation fee savings to qualified taxpayers.

For questions about the MyFree Taxes program, please call 1-855-My-Tx-Help or visit and click on “Contact Us” to chat with a representative online.

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