United Way of Northwest Louisiana announced recently-enhanced features to MyFreeTaxes.com that allow most filers to complete their taxes in under one hour. MyFreeTaxes.com is a safe, easy and completely free way for individuals or families earning $66,000 or less to file their state and federal taxes.

“Tax season is a source of confusion and stress for most Americans,” said CEO of United Way NWLA, Dr. Bruce Willson. “Many are worried they’ll make a mistake, won’t get their full refund or will pay too much. With MyFreeTaxes, filers can get support from IRS-certified specialists and cut down the time it takes to complete their returns.”

When it comes to advanced technology and personalized customer experience, H&R Block is among the industry leaders. MyFreeTaxes users get access to H&R Block Premium Product with enhanced features to ensure filers get every dollar they deserve:

  • Ability to upload image of your W-2, allowing MyFreeTaxes to automatically fill in your information;
  • Free, unlimited, personalized real-time chat and phone support in English and Spanish from IRS-certified specialists at 1-855-MY-TX-HELP. The helpline operates from January through April 30, 2018 from 9am to 9pm Monday through Friday, and between 11am and 8pm on Saturdays;
  • Refund RevealTM will show filers how and why their refund amount is changing in real time; and
  • Advanced functionality for those working in the gig economy or need to include information regarding real estate investments, stock options or inheritance taxes.

Taxpayers earning less than $66,000 can enter their data through MyFreeTaxes.com, which links to a secure H&R Block website, making it easy to complete their taxes from home, at work or on mobile devices.

“We encourage residents to take advantage of this free resource and keep more of their hard earned money,” said United Way NWLA’s Financial Stability Program Director, Rashida Dawson. “The money saved using MyFreeTaxes could help create asset building opportunities for working families such as establishing a sustainable savings.”

MyFreeTaxes comes with the same brand promise as all H&R Block’s products: that consumers are guaranteed a maximum refund, 100 percent accuracy and 100 percent satisfaction. H&R Block’s DIY products are based on 60-plus years of preparing income tax returns.

MyFreeTaxes is supported by United Way nationwide. For more details on free tax preparation, or how to volunteer to become a certified volunteer tax preparer, please visit: unitedwaynwla.org/free-tax-preparation/.