More than 1.2 million MyFreeTaxes users have received over $1.7 billion in refunds since 2009.

United Way of Greater New Bedford announces the launch of this tax season’s site. For the eleventh year, United Way and H&R Block have partnered to provide H&R Block Online tax filing software, accessible through, to help taxpayers easily and accurately file their taxes from their computer or smartphone. MyFreeTaxes is a free and easy way to file simple federal and up to three state tax returns for free.

“Tax season can be a source of confusion and stress for Americans, but it does not have to be,” said Victoria Grasela, VP of Marketing & Community Engagement at United Way. “Many filers are intimidated by the complexities of the tax law and afraid to make a mistake that will cost them money. With MyFreeTaxes, filers have both the support of a proven software provider in H&R Block as well as United Way, which is committed to helping people everywhere achieve financial stability.”

When it comes to software technology and ease-of-use, H&R Block is among the industry’s leaders. MyFreeTaxes users get access to H&R Block’s online tax filing product which helps filers navigate their return so they get every deduction they deserve. Key features of the online tool include:

  • Screens for credit and deduction eligibility such as the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC) to ensure filers receive their maximum tax refund
  • Refund Reveal shows filers how and why their refund amount is changing in real-time
  • Ability to upload an image of W-2, allowing MyFreeTaxes to automatically fill in the information
  • 24/7 tax help within the software from a virtual assistant

Taxpayers of ALL income levels can easily and accurately file their simple taxes through, which links to a secure H&R Block website, making it easy to complete their taxes from home, at work or on mobile devices. A list of the tax forms included in this free offering is available by visiting

I filed my simple federal and state tax return through this program and it took less than an hour for the whole process. It may have taken me less time if I wasn't busy searching terms that sounded like a foreign language to me. Tax jargon is hard for those who are not used to it and I wanted to make sure I was doing everything correctly.

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