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Tri County Community Action is once again proud to partner with United Way of the Capital Region to provide tax filling assistance to the community. 

Money in Your Pocket (MIYP)

The Money in Your Pocket (MIYP) campaign is a community collaboration of organizations led by United Way of the capital Region that is committed to the economic stability of local families. Volunteers prepare computerized, electronic returns through the Internal Revenue Service's Volunteer Tax Income Assistance (VITA) program, which is designed to provide low-to-moderate income working families with help completing federal and state returns along with obtaining credits for which they are eligible. 

Every Tuesday beginning January 28th - April 15, 2020, individuals and families who make $56,000 or less are eligible to have their taxes prepared for free by trained volunteers, at our Derry Street location, 1514 Derry Street, Harrisburg.

For more information on Money in Your Pocket, click here.

Assisted Tax Preparation Sites

Those not comfortable preparing their own taxes may also visit one of our free assisted tax preparation sites at our satellite offices in Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry Counties. There , a trained volunteer coach will guide individuals as they prepare and file state and federal income taxes.

For more information on assisted tax preparation, click here.

Individuals with computer skills can utilize the website, and prepare their own state and federal taxes either at home or at one of our satellite offices in Cumberland, Perry and Dauphin Counties. Please note, some satellite offices require an appointment. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment time and confirm that there will be staff at the office when you arrive.

For more information on free online tax preparation, click here.


IRS Free File for Self-Employed Individuals

If you were self-employed during the 2019 tax year, you now have an option for filing your taxes for free.  You are considered self-employed/contractor if you were self-employed during the 2019 tax year or were employed through one of the following:

  • Self-employed through your own business
  • Freelance work
  • Uber 
  • Uber Eats
  • DoorDash
  • GrubHub
  • Instacart
  • Shipt
  • Wal-Mart Grocery (Spark)

Economic Impact Payments

The IRS is committed to helping you get your Economic Impact Payment, also referred to by some as stimulus payments. For most taxpayers, no further action is needed. However, if you don’t file taxes, you will need to use the "Non-Filers: Enter Your Payment Info Here" found on the IRS's website to get your Economic Impact Payment as soon as possible.

Click the Economic Impact Payment button below to get started.

If you have questions or require further information, please contact 717-232-9757 x117 or

Thank You 2020 Sponsors!