Working American’s making $62,000 or less are leaving money on the table every year during tax season. Many are unaware that they qualify for free tax preparation through United Way’s MyFreeTaxes program.

“Only four in ten surveyed were aware of the Child Tax Credit (CTC),” shared a United Way official. “Fewer than six in ten know about the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and nearly 20% were not aware of any tax credits.”

MyFreeTaxes is a free, safe, and easy way for anyone earning $62,000 or less to file their state and federal taxes.

Tax refunds help working Americans pay for everyday needs like food, housing and utilities along with providing a way to save for the future.

To complete your tax return, simply visit

United Way also funds the Tax Aid program at the Midland Community Center. In partnership with AARP, volunteers provide on-site tax preparation for moderate- to low-income seniors and low-income individuals.

To make an appointment, contact Paula Carr and (989) 832-7937, ext. 2271 or email You can also drop in to the Community Center on Thursday’s during tax season.


For those who are looking for an easy way to help others during this year’s tax season, consider donating all or part of your state tax refund to the United Way Fund.

When filing your 2015 state income taxes, be sure to ask about Form 4642 (Voluntary Contribution Schedule). Donations will be allocated by zip code, to ensure that your contribution impacts Midland County.

The United Way Fund helps families in our community build for their future, by providing for basic needs like food, clothing, housing and utilities.

“Nearly 30% of the calls to 2-1-1 last year was for food,” shared Ann Fillmore, Executive Director of United Way of Midland County. “This impactful program will help the many local hard-working families who struggle with meeting their basic needs.”

To learn more about how to access resources in the community or to see first-hand the incredible impacts taking place, visit or call (989) 631-3670.