What We Do
How We Do It
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program
VITA utilizes a team of dedicated and professional volunteers to provide FREE tax preparation. Volunteer tax preparers work one-one-one with individuals and families to navigate tax returns, offer financial tips and seek out all available tax credits, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).
Free At Home Tax Filing Support
File your taxes for free in the convenience of your own home using MyFreeTaxes.com. Sponsored by United Way and powered by H&R Block, MyFreetaxes.com allows individuals or couples filing jointly who make up $62,000 a year to file their taxes on-line for free. If you still have questions call 1-855-MY-TX-HELP (1-855-698-9435).
Connections to Financial Coaching
The following organizations offer financial coaching services to people in Washtenaw County for free or a reduced fee:
Habitat for Humanity Huron Valley
Phone: (734) 274-3718
The Women’s Center of Southeastern Michigan
Phone: (734) 973-6779
University of Michigan Credit Union
Phone: (734) 662-8200 Ext. 2741
Tools for Individuals
Weekly Spending Tracker Tracking spending is an important step in preparing a budget.
Budget Worksheet Tool Setting and following a budget is key to meeting financial goals.