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Erie FREE Taxes

Call 1-888-829-5680 to schedule a free tax filing appointment.

Call 814-456-2937 x236 or email for additional information.

Erie FREE Taxes helps eligible low and moderate income wage-earners to claim the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) by providing free tax preparation services through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA).

Another FREE Filing Option

MyFreeTaxes Online Filing Tool

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2016 Filing Season Results

  • Federal VITA Returns:  6,030

  • EITC Claims (incl in above total):  2,136

  • Myfreetaxes Returns:  530

  • Total Returns:  6,560

  • Refund Total:  $10.13M

  • Tax Filer Savings (est.):  $1.63M

About VITA

VITA works to ensure that eligible tax filers receive all their tax credits and deductions, including the Child Tax Credit, Education Tax Credit and Child Care tax deductions.  FREE tax prep services are provided by IRS-certified volunteers at numerous tax site locations in the community.

About the EITC

The EITC is a highly successful poverty-reduction tool.  It benefits those who work, or have worked during the tax year.  Depending on the EITC claim amount, the EITC can reduce or eliminate income taxes that are owed.  If the EITC claim is more than the taxes owed, the difference will be refunded to the tax filer.

Common Questions

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