Expert tax prep. It’s free!

Expert tax prep. It’s free! 2021-02-01T12:06:48-05:00

No need to fear filing your taxes. We’re here to help.
File your taxes in person or virtually with a professional, IRS-certified tax preparer and keep more of your money. Claim what’s yours.

When it comes to doing taxes, many individuals just know the basics. Many of them forgo tax benefits such as the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit because they are not well-informed or have simply not heard of them. Miami Tax Pros wants to make sure you know where to turn to for answers to all your questions and help put more money in your pocket.

Miami Tax Pros is a collaboration dedicated to improving the financial well-being of our community through a network of partners including local organizations, academic institutions, employers and public agencies working together to provide individuals and families with free services. These services range from year-round tax preparation to free financial coaching.

Click on the links below to learn more about EITC, other tax benefits, free online filing and free tax preparation:

With tax season underway, Miami Tax Pros is helping qualifying individuals and families gain access to professional free tax preparation and filing services, as well as the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and other tax benefits.

Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)

You can review this page for the latest information directly provided by the IRS.

Number of children
lived with in 2020
Single Married Possible tax return
0 $15,820 $21,710 $538
1 $41,756 $47,646 $3,584
2 $47,440 $53,330 $5,920
3 or more $50,594 $56,844 $6,660


Child Tax Credit

  • Get $1,000 back for each child you have at home!

To qualify for either credit, you must be a U.S. citizen or resident alien with a valid Social Security number.

Visit MiamiTaxPros.com or call 211 to learn about FREE tax preparation services provided by IRS-certified volunteer tax preparers.

When you visit a free tax preparation site, be sure to bring:

  • If filing as “married-filing-jointly,” both spouses must be available to sign and upload documents
  • Scanned originals (no copies) of Social Security Cards and/or ITIN assignment letters for taxpayer, spouse (if married), and any dependents being claimed
  • Government Issued Photo Identification for taxpayer and spouse, and correct birthdates for all dependents
  • All W-2 forms for all jobs worked during the current tax year
  • All 1099 and other income forms (including Form 1099-G for unemployment compensation and state or local tax refunds, Form 1099-R or Form SSA-1099)
  • All 1098 forms, including Form 1098-T and school statement showing charges and payments for every academic period (if you or anyone in your household attended college or university)
  • Child care provider name, address, tax ID number, and the amount paid in the current tax year
  • Banking or credit union account information (routing and account number for direct deposit)
  • Forms 1095-A, B or C, Affordable Health Care Statements, or health insurance exemption certificates
  • Total amount of Economic Impact (Stimulus) Payment received

ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS YOU MAY NEED:

  • Copy of last year’s taxes
  • If you are self-employed, you will need all supporting documentation related to business income and expenses (If you worked with Uber and/or Lyft, you must bring their official statement with details of gross payments received, mileage and fees paid during the current tax year)
  • Other applicable tax-related documents, including bank account or mortgage interest statements, federal loan documents, retirement statements, auto registration and taxes, real estate taxes, proof of charitable donations, and statement of work-related expenses

Why pay to file your taxes when you can file for free with an IRS-certified tax preparer?

If you earned $57,000 or less, you can prepare your own taxes safely and conveniently online. This resource will guide you step-by-step through preparing your own tax return and has many safeguards to ensure you get the best return possible. There is tax and customer support available 24/7, and you can find help with all the tax credits, itemized deductions and even small business income.

You may be eligible to get your taxes prepared with the help of Miami Tax Pros for free if one or more of the following are true:

  • You speak limited or no English
  • You are a person with a disability
  • You are age 60 or older

You are above the income threshold but have experienced a financial hardship due to COVID-19

If you are interested in paving a path to long-term economic independence, consider contacting a partner below to be connected with a professional financial coach.

United Way Center for Financial Stability
miamifinancialstability.org

Main:
3195 SW 3 Avenue
Miami, FL 33120
(305) 646-7171

Branches
branchesfl.org

North Location:
11500 NW 12 Avenue
Miami, FL 33168
(305) 688-3551 x2008

South Location:
129 SW 5 Avenue
Florida City, FL 33034
(305) 688-3551 x2008

Catalyst Miami
3000 Biscayne Blvd, Suite 210
Miami, FL 33137
305-576-5001
http://catalystmiami.org

City of Miami Financial Empowerment Center
444 SW 2 Ave
Miami, FL 33130
http://miamifec.com

The Miami Tax Guide answers the most common questions we hear about taxes.

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