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Erie Free Taxes

April 13, 2020 Erie FREE Taxes UPDATE --- The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service have announced that the federal income tax filing due date is automatically extended from April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020. Taxpayers can also defer federal income tax payments due on April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020, without penalties and interest, regardless of the amount owed. 

United Way Erie FREE Taxes free tax preparation services remain suspended until further notice. If you have questions about a 2019 tax return that was prepared by Erie FREE Taxes, please email

Tax filers who wish to prepare their own federal and state tax returns for free can read the Free Online Filing information below.

Tax filers are asked to refrain from contacting United Way of Erie County and the professional scheduling service to schedule, or reschedule appointments during this time. As information becomes available regarding the resumption of service, United Way will communicate this.

Free Online Filing 

IMPORTANT: Read how to receive your stimulus payment

United Way of Erie County provides a free online tax preparation tool to eligible tax filers called MyFreeTaxes with no income limit.

United Way's Erie FREE Taxes contributes to the economic development of Erie County by providing free tax preparation to low and moderate-income earners and by helping them claim the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program allows tax filers to save money in tax preparation fees and EITC supplements workers’ incomes, thus playing critical roles in helping them, and their families, achieve economic stability and move a step closer to financial self-sufficiency. Call 814-456-2937 x236 or email for additional information.

All sites are staffed by IRS-trained and certified volunteer tax preparers. Tax returns are electronically filed. With Direct Deposit, refunds are received within 7-14 days after the return has been accepted by the IRS.

Download a copy of the EFT brochure for complete details

Register to volunteer for Erie FREE Taxes

Blasco Memorial Library
160 E Front St., Erie

By Appointment Only: 1-888-829-5680

Booker T. Washington Center
1720 Holland Street, Erie, PA
By Appointment Only: 1-888-829-5680

Corry Higher Education Council
221 North Center Street, Corry, PA
By Appointment Only: 1-888-829-5680

Edinboro University - SITE SUSPENDED
Compton Hall, 2nd floor

210 East Normal Street, Edinboro, PA
By Appointment Only: 1-888-829-5680

Erie Federal Credit Union (MUST BE AN EFCU MEMBER)
3503 Peach St., Erie
Drop off: Tuesdays only 9:00am - 4:00pm  

4 NINE Center
103 Clay Street, North East, PA
By Appointment Only: 1-888-829-5680

18 West 9th Street, Erie, PA
Walk-ins only: Tuesday/Thursday, 9:00am - 11:00am and 1:00pm-3:00pm
Drop off: Monday - Thursday, 1:00am – 3:00pm

Gannon University Center for Business Ingenuity - SITE SUSPENDED
900 State Street, Erie, PA, 2nd Floor
By Appointment Only: 1-888-829-5680

Girard High School / Library - SITE SUSPENDED
1135 Lake Street, Girard, PA
By Appointment Only: 1-888-829-5680

John E. Horan Garden Apartments Community Center
730 Tacoma Road, Erie, PA
By Appointment Only: 814-454-1266
Walk-ins accepted

JFK Center
2038 Buffalo Road, Erie, PA
Appointments: 1-888-829-5680

MLK Memorial Center
312 Chestnut Street, Erie, PA
By Appointment Only: 1-888-829-5680

Multicultural Community Resource Center
554 East 10th Street, Erie, PA
By Appointment: 814-455-0212
Drop off: Monday-Friday, 9:00am-3:00 pm

Porreco College/Porreco Barn - SITE SUSPENDED
2951 West 38th Street, Erie, PA
By Appointment Only: 1-888-829-5680

Union City Elementary School / Computer Lab - SITE SUSPENDED
91 Miles Street, Union City, PA
By Appointment Only: 1-888-829-5680

Widget Financial
2154 East Lake Road, Erie, PA
4268 Buffalo Road, Erie, PA
1029 Pittsburgh Avenue, Erie, PA
By Appointment Only: 814-456-6231 x415

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