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ANNOUNCEMENT! IRS announces one-day tax filing deadline! New deadline to file 2017 taxes is 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, April 18!


Have your taxes prepared and filed for FREE.

An ever-increasing number of Alaskans are using Anchorage’s free tax preparation services to get their taxes filed accurately and on time.

Online and in-person options are available.


MyFreeTaxes.com

UWW-MFT-Banner-250x250 copyIf you earned less than $66,000 in 2017 and have access
to a computer, you can file your own taxes online for free at www.MyFreeTaxes.com.

Computers and coaches are available at several tax sites and at most of this season’s special events. Call 2-1-1 for site-specific information.

 

Free In-Person Tax Sites

During the last tax season, dozens of well-trained tax preparers filed 5,300+ federal tax returns in Anchorage at no charge to the taxpayer. This saved more than $1 million in tax prep fees and delivered nearly $7 million in refunds back to Anchorage households and our local economy.

You, too, can save preparation and filing fees, improve the accuracy of your return, and ensure you receive the credits and benefits you qualify for—all for FREE.

Visit one of our certified tax preparers at scheduled FREE tax prep sites throughout the Anchorage area, or attend one of our Super Saturdays or other special events.


Reminders

Did you purchase health insurance or receive an exemption on the HealthCare.gov Marketplace? You must bring Form 1095-A or your exemption certificate number to your tax site. Also, know who in your household had health coverage and for which months in the calendar year.

What you need to bring to your tax site, or have ready if you file online.

Do you claim the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) or the Additional Child Tax Credit on your tax return (ACTC)? Remember, the IRS must hold your entire refund until Feb. 15. You may still file early—but it is important to note EITC and ACTC filers will not receive their refunds until after this date. Most other refunds will still be issued within the normal timeframe: less than 21 days, after being accepted for processing by the IRS.


Alaska Saves

Alaska Savers are setting financial goals, tracking their spending and taking control of their financial future.

Click here for tips and tools to help you set goals, make a plan and start saving.

By saving just $50 of your tax refund this year, you can enter to win $25,000 and many other great prizes!

This year, SaveYourRefund is giving you the chance to pledge to save part of your refund today! Make the promise now and you are more likely to follow through later. Commit to split and save with Form 8888 and you’ll receive reminders to help make sure you save and enter SaveYourRefund!”

Precommitment Form


America Saves Week: Feb. 26-March 3, 2018

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Thanks Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz for proclaiming America Saves Week 2018 in Anchorage!

Learn more about America Saves Week!

 

 

 

 


Call for Volunteers!

Free tax services require the help of many volunteers each year.

Learn more about how to get involved!

Here’s why Kory and Susan volunteer each year

Download the volunteer recruitment flyer

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