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United Way of Allegheny County
Description of Service
Free tax help for low-income families in Allegheny County, focusing on the Earned Income Tax Credit. Will help prepare simple local, state and federal returns.
Photo ID for yourself.
Social Security card for yourself, your spouse, and your dependents – this is essential. Only a printout from the Social Security Administration (in downtown Pittsburgh at 915 Penn Ave.) can substitute.
All W-2 forms. You must have the W-2s from all of your employers before filing. Check to make sure the social security number on your W-2 is correct (if not, get a new W-2 from your employer before filing).
Forms that record other income, such as interest from a bank account (1099-INT), dividends (1099-DIV), pension (1099-R), or government payments (including unemployment benefits, Social Security and state or local tax refunds) (1099-G or 1099-SSA).
Anything that says “this is important for your taxes.”
Local tax forms or any tax booklets you have received in the mail.
Record of tuition and post-secondary educational expenses (1098-T) for yourself or your dependents.
Record of childcare costs - total paid for childcare and childcare providers' tax ID number.
If you own your home bring your mortgage interest statement and a copy of all your property tax receipts.
If you have a bank account, bring a check or a deposit slip so we can get the account and routing numbers for direct deposit. This will speed up your refund, allowing you to get your refund in 1-2 weeks rather than 3-4 weeks.
.A paystub from each job if available (not required).
To file taxes electronically on a married filing joint tax return, both spouses must be present to sign the required forms.
Adults who earned $25,000 or less; families who earned $45,000 or less.