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Erie Free Taxes

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 1-888-829-5680 to schedule a free tax filing appointment.
Call 814-456-2937 x236 or email cheryl@unitedwayerie.org 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

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 Hi-Ed
221 North Center Street, Corry, PA
By Appointment Only: 1-888-829-5680

Edinboro University
Wiley Arts & Science Bldg.
219 Meadville 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  

Fairview Presbyterian Church
4264 Avonia Road, Fairview, PA
By Appointment Only: 1-888-829-5680

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

GECAC
18 West 9th Street, Erie, PA
Walk-ins only: Tuesday - Thursday, 9:00am - 11:00am and 1:00pm-3:00pm
Drop off: Monday - Friday, 9:00am – 4:00pm

Gannon University
900 State Street, Erie, PA
By Appointment Only: 1-888-829-5680

Girard High School / Library
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
Drop off: Monday-Friday, 9:00am-3:00 pm

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

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

Widget Financial
2154 East Lake Road, Erie, PA
1595 West 26th Street, Erie, PA

4268 Buffalo Road, Erie, PA
1029 Pittsburgh Avenue, Erie, PA
By Appointment Only: 814-456-6231 x415

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Erie FREE Taxes is made possible by funding from:

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Special thanks also to Corry Community Foundation, North East Community Foundation, and Union City Community Foundation

  • Instructional Videos
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  • Claiming The EITC
  • Maximum EITC for Tax Year 2018
  • Additional Filing Options
  • Drop Off Process
  • Free Online Tax Filing
  • How Can I Qualify To Receive The EITC?
  • Does The EITC Affect Other Income I Am Receiving Such As Medicaid, Food Stamps, Ssi, Or Public Housing?
  • How Do I Get The EITC?
  • Which Programs Do Not Count EITC Refunds As A Resource And For What Period Of Time?
  • Do I Have To Pay Taxes On My EITC Refund?
  • How Do I Find Out If My ITIN Will Expire This Year?
  • Do I Have to File A Tax Return?
  • What to Bring?