HomeOwnership Center Offers FREE Tax Preparation

Pathfinder HomeOwnership Center, the Community Development division of Pathfinder Services, will again be providing FREE tax preparation assistance to those who made less than $55,000 in 2018 and are within the scope of the program.  2019 marks the tenth year for the Volunteer Income Tax Preparation (VITA) Program. The Pathfinder HomeOwnership Center will begin offering this service on Monday, January 22nd. These services will be offered at locations in Huntington, Wabash, and North Manchester. A drop-off option is also available at Pathfinder Services, 2824 Theater Avenue, Huntington, IN 46750. Appointments are limited and are on a first come, first served basis.

For those who wish to work one-on-one with a certified IRS preparer to file both state and federal taxes for free, call 260-355-2510 after January 1st 2019.

 

Locations & Hours

Huntington City Public Library
255 W Park Dr.
Huntington

Thomas Marshall Town Life Center
603 Bond St.
North Manchester

Wabash YMCA
500 S Cass St.
Wabash

Earned Income Tax Credit

The Earned Income Tax Credits or EITC provides tax credits to working adults and families with low or moderate incomes. Money can be used to pay down debts, buy things you need, or can be saved for the future. The Average EITC is $2,455.  Don’t pay hundreds of dollars to file your taxes when you qualify to file for free!

Do You Qualify for Earned Income Tax Credit?

  • Yes, if you claim no children and made under $15,270 in 2018, or if you claim no children and made under $20,950 if married filing jointly.
  • Yes, if you claim 1 child and made under $40,320 in 2018, or if you have 1 child and made under $46,010 if married filing jointly.
  • Yes, if you claim 2 children and made under $45,802 in 2018, or if you claim 2 children and made under $51,492 if married filing jointly.
  • Yes, if you claim 3 or more children and made under $49,194 in 2018, or if you claim 3 or more children and made under $54,884 if married filing jointly.
Free TAX prep

 Interested in Volunteering?

Anyone can volunteer for the free tax preparation as the IRS provides free tax law training and all the materials needed to prepare basic individual tax returns. Volunteers do not need to have prior tax preparation experience; Pathfinder HomeOwnership Center will train all volunteers. Commitment level and scheduling is very flexible and internship opportunities for college credit are available. The success of this program is hugely dependent on volunteers.  Want a way to get involved in the community? This valuable service is a great place to start.

For questions, email Kristy Wall at [email protected]