Tax Resources

The IRS opened e-filing on Monday, January 27, 2020. IRS and State 2019 Income Tax Returns are due on Wednesday, July 15, 2020.[1]
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United Way partners with H&R Block to help people easily and accurately file both their federal and state taxes through MyFreeTaxes™.

  • MyFreeTaxes is completely free
  • Includes the federal and up to three state returns
  • No income limit
  • No age restrictions
  • No hidden fees
  • No upsells

There is help on every screen. If you have questions while working on your taxes just click the question mark at the top right corner of every page.

Starting in 2020, free tax preperation with MyFreeTaxes is no longer available for Schedule C, D, and E returns.

Impact America provides free tax preparation services for households earning up to $56,000 through their SaveFisrt program.

Call 888-998-2925 or go to to make an appointment. The locations available in Mobile to meet with your tax preparer are the Ben May Main Library and the West Regional Library.

Please bring the following documents with you to your appointment:

  • Social Security Card for you, your spouse, and everyone on the return, including children
  • a Photo ID for you and your spouse
  • Bank Account & Routing Number if you would like direct deposit
  • Prior Year Return (Preferred but not mandatory)
  • All tax forms you received (W-2s, 1099s, 1098s, 1095s, etc.)
  • See an extensive list of tax documents here

Other Tax Prep Help Programs

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA): Offers free tax help to people who generally make $56,000 or less, persons with disabilities and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals.

Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE): Offers free tax help for all taxpayers, particularly those who are 60 years of age and older, specializing in questions about pensions and retirement-related issues unique to seniors. The IRS-certified volunteers who provide tax counseling are often retired individuals associated with non-profit organizations that receive grants from the IRS.

Find a provider from the VITA program (and some TCE sites) near you by calling 800-906-9887 or using the VITA/TCE Locator Tool. A majority of the TCE sites are operated by the AARP Foundation’s Tax Aide program. To locate the nearest AARP TCE Tax-Aide site use the AARP Site Locator Tool or call 888-227-7669.