Free Tax Return Preparation in Allegheny County
The Free Tax Preparation Coalition (sponsored by United Way of Southwestern PA), which provides free income tax return preparation throughout the region, will begin taking appointments on January 19, 2021.
Families who received less than $57,000 in 2020 may be eligible for the free service, which runs January 19 to April 15.
Every year, Free Tax Preparation Coalition helps low-income households file their income tax return and maximize their tax refund. Many low-income people are eligible for tax credits and other refunds when they file their yearly tax return. For example, the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is one of the nation’s largest anti-poverty programs, and can increase a family’s annual income by as much as 45 percent.
Virtual tax preparation and hybrid tax preparation options will be available to help families safely file their taxes during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Schedule an Appointment
Appointment scheduling will begin on January 14, 2021. Walk-ins are not permitted.
There are three ways to schedule an appointment:
Go online at bit.ly/PA211TAXES.
Text your zip code to 898-211.