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United Way and H&R Block have partnered to offer free tax preparation services, United Way of Northwest Illinois encourages individuals who earned less than $66,000 to self-prepare their taxes online using MyFreeTaxes.
Through MyFreeTaxes individuals may be eligible to file both their federal and state taxes - this includes filing in multiple states.  
Why does United Way Offer MyFreeTaxes?
United Way fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person, in every community. We give people the financial education and tools to build a solid foundation that improve their lives and the lives of their children. For millions of Americans, tax refunds and credits are essential to their financial stability and success. That’s why United Way teamed up with H&R Block to help people save more of your hard-earned money – and, to date, almost a million people have used MyFreeTaxes, bringing over $1.4 billion in refunds back to our local communities. 
What you will need: 
W-2s for each job held for every person in the household
1099s showing other income (unemployment, social security, school loans, health care reimbursement, state tax refund, gambling winnings, contract work) that is reported to the IRS
1098s showing payments you have made (school loans, property tax) 
1095-A if you received a credit from the marketplace
Income/Interest statements for any savings account/investments 
Bank account numbers: a voided check or your bank or credit union's routing number and savings or checking account number for your refund to be deposited automatically into your account through direct deposit 
Last year's tax return (if available) 
SSN/TIN number for everyone in your household
A valid email address