What You Need to File Your Taxes Online

May 6, 2020 | Posted in Tax Services |

Foundation Communities is offering free online tax preparation in partnership with GetYourRefund.org. When we say free we really mean free. There are no fees or deductions from your refund for our services. And online tax prep and filing is the quickest way to get your refund and stimulus check directly deposited to your bank account. 

Tax season can be a headache, but this year our IRS-certified tax preparers can help you prepare and file your taxes from home with minimal fuss. And don’t forget the tax filing deadline is now July 15 for everyone. Due to COVID-19 we have closed our in-person tax prep services and aren’t sure when we’ll be able to re-open, but we can provide you with the same great service online.

If you are expecting a refund or need help claiming your stimulus check, we urge you to file your taxes as soon as possible. We can help! Click here to get started.

If you’re expecting a refund or need to file your 2018 and/or 2019 taxes so you can claim your stimulus check, we can help you through the process. We can also help you file previous year’s taxes, if needed. 

Most IRS locations are closed due to COVID-19 and they have been unable to process paper returns. Taxpayers who file a paper return will experience long delays in getting their refund this year.

Here’s what you need to get started with online tax prep:

  • Access to a computer or phone with internet access, an email address, and a valid phone number to sign into the online tax prep website.
  • Proof of Social Security number or ITIN for everyone on the return.
  • A valid photo ID to verify your identity (also for your spouse if filing jointly).
  • All of your tax documents, such as W-2s, 1099s, 1095-A, etc. for yourself and your spouse. You will upload these documents or pictures of these documents online.

Once you have everything on the list, you can get started at bit.ly/GetYourRefundAustin. Click on the Get Started button to begin filling out your profile. If you have any problems submitting your documents, call our tax team at 512-610-7374, and they’ll call you back ASAP to help troubleshoot.

After you’ve completed your profile, a member of our tax team will give you a call to review everything with you before starting your return. Once we’ve completed your return, we’ll give you another call to review it before finalizing.

If you choose to file your return, our tax preparers will complete your return and file it with the IRS. Most people will be eligible for electronic filing, which will expedite your refund and stimulus check.

Foundation Communities will continue to offer online tax prep services through the July 15 deadline. Online tax preparers are available Monday – Saturday. Community members with questions about online tax prep or stimulus payments are encouraged to email us at taxes@foundcom.org or call 512-610-7374 and leave a message so that staff can return your call Monday – Saturday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.