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ATTENTION: Does the upcoming tax deadline have you stressed? 

Don’t panic! There are plenty of free tax preparation options still available.

In addition to the regularly scheduled tax prep sites, we have several special events worth checking out between now and the April 18 tax filing deadline:

  • MyFreeTaxes Event—Thursday, March 23, 1-5 p.m., Z.J. Loussac Public Library (3600 Denali St.) *File your own taxes online with the help of an on-site computer coach.
  • Tax Prep Saturday—Saturday, April 1, 12-4:30 p.m., Girdwood Gerrish Public Library (250 Egloff Drive, Girdwood) *Have your taxes prepared by an IRS-certified volunteer.
  • Tax Prep Saturday—Saturday, April 8, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Crosspoint Community Church (1920 W. Dimond Blvd.) *Have your taxes prepared by an IRS-certified volunteer OR file your own taxes online with the help of an on-site computer coach.
  • MyFreeTaxes Event—Saturday, April 15, 1-5 p.m., Z.J. Loussac Public Library (3600 Denali St.) *File your own taxes online with the help of an on-site computer coach. 
  • Procrastinator’s Day—Tuesday, April 18, 12-9 p.m., UAA @ University Center Mall (3901 Old Seward Highway) *Have your taxes prepared by an IRS-certified volunteer.

Can’t make it to a site or event? Remember, if you earned less than $64,000 in 2016, you can do your own taxes online for free at www.MyFreeTaxes.com. File from the comfort of your own home, or visit one of the provided MyFreeTaxes computer sites.

Keep reading to learn more!


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.

During the last tax season, dozens of well-trained tax preparers filed over 5,200 federal tax returns in Anchorage at no charge to the taxpayer. This saved an estimated $1 million dollars in tax prep fees and delivered $6 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.


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If you made less than $64,000 in 2016 and have access mft_banner_250x250
to a computer, you can also 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.

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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.


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. 27-March 4

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Mayor Berkowitz proclaims ASW in Anchorage!

America Saves Week in Alaska was a huge success! Thanks for your support and participation.

If you didn’t get a chance to enter the photo/video contest this year, it’s not too late. The local contest is accepting entries through April 18.

 

 

 


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