Free Tax Preparation and Resources - 1040 Tax Form

Free Tax Preparation / Resources

Do it Yourself: Use Free Software to do your own tax return.  Click here to start now

Watch this tutorial on how to prepare your own tax return for free

NEW: Maryland State tax filing deadline has been extended to July 15, 2022.  You do not need to apply for this extension. To learn more click here. The federal deadline for filing remains April 18, 2022.

NEW: If you received the Advance Child Tax Credit you will need to bring the new IRS Form 6419 to your tax appointment. To view an example of this form or learn more about this tax credit please visit the IRS website.


Drop Off

You must make an appointment to use our drop off services. Please call 410-234-8008 M-F 9:00 am-2:00 pm. Please note: Tax returns are not prepared while you wait. Below are the steps or check out this video for more information:

Get help to file your Maryland State tax return for free.

Save Some!

All sites offer US Savings Bonds – Did you know you can buy savings bonds with part of your refund straight from your tax return? Tax time is the only time of year you can buy a paper bond to give as a gift!

Unemployment Income

Federal level: NEW! Unemployment Income received in 2021 is taxable. See IRS guidance for how to file. 

State level:  Unemployment insurance benefits from the state income tax for individuals earning less than $75,000, and couples filing jointly or individual heads of households earning less than $100,000 

The Maryland Department of Labor mailed important information with your 1099G. You can see this information here and learn more by watching this video.

Choose a Tax Preparer Wisely

Visit the Maryland Department of Labor website to  see if your tax professional is registered:
https://www.dllr.state.md.us/cgi-bin/ElectronicLicensing/OP_search/OP_search.cgi?calling_app=TAX%3A%3ATAX_qselect

Check out the IRS website for tips to choose a reputable tax preparer
https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/tips-to-help-people-choose-a-reputable-tax-preparer

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