United Way offers free tax prep help

By Greg Pallone, Brevard County Reporter
Last Updated: Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 5:58 PM EST

Hundreds of Brevard County residents can get free help in preparing their taxes, and others throughout Central Florida can get help too.

  • United Way offering free tax preparation for low to moderate income families
  • Tax help available with every United Way chapter in Central Florida 

The United Way of Brevard is once again offering the service for low to moderate income families, individuals and seniors with a total annual earnings under $59,000.

More than 40 volunteers with tax training are helping out this year.

There are several locations across the Space Coast.

One client we spoke to in Palm Bay says his family is taking advantage of the service for the second year in a row.

"They are taking the time to help others that can't help themselves. It's a wonderful thing," said Rainer Wareu.

"It's hard work, but it's very rewarding. At the end of the day they are very grateful," said Morgan Bonilla with United Way of Brevard.

Since the program's inception the free tax prep has saved $3.5 million for Brevard residents.

The help is available until April 15 -- Tax Day.

No appointment is necessary. Volunteers will help on a first come, first served basis.

You can find United Way volunteers at the following locations:

Mondays
CareerSource Brevard, Rockledge
295 Barnes Blvd., Rockledge, 32955
12:00PM to 5:00PM

Wednesdays
CareerSource Brevard, Palm Bay
5275 Babcock St., NE, Palm Bay 32905
1:00PM to 5:00PM

Thursdays
CareerSource Brevard, Palm Bay
5275 Babcock St., NE, Palm Bay 32905
1:00PM to 5:00PM

Saturdays
The Salvation Army, South
1080 S. Hickory St., Melbourne 32901
9:00AM to 2:00PM 

Not in Brevard County?

Find free tax preparation help with the following United Way chapters:

Requirements to get service may differ depending on chapter.