Northfield Area United Way

Earn Less Than $66K? File Your Taxes for Free.

Do you make less than $66,000 combined family income? Well, you qualify for FREE tax help.

Don’t throw away your tax return by paying for it. Let do the work for you.

Northfield Area United Way is pleased to announce enhanced, smartphone-friendly features to MyFreeTaxes™ that allow most filers to complete their taxes in under one hour. is a safe, easy and completely free way for individuals or families earning $66,000 or less to file their state and federal taxes.

For the past nine years, United Way has partnered with H&R Block to provide free tax filing services for federal and state taxes in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Since that time, the partnership has helped nearly a million people file their returns, bringing more than $1 billion in refunds back to local communities.

“Tax season is a source of confusion and stress for most Americans,” said Penny Hillemann, Northfield Area United Way’s executive director. “Many are worried they’ll make a mistake, won’t get their full refund or will pay too much. With MyFreeTaxes, filers can get support from IRS-certified specialists and cut down the time it takes to complete their returns.”

MyFreeTaxes users get access to H&R Block enhanced features:

  • Smartphone-friendly interface. File your taxes on your phone!
  • Uploading an image of your W-2 lets MyFreeTaxes automatically fill in your information
  • Free, unlimited, personalized real-time chat and phone support  are available in English and Spanish from IRS-certified specialists at 1-855-MY-TX-HELP. The helpline operates from mid-January through April 30, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Central time Monday through Friday, and from 11 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Saturdays.
  • Advanced features meet the needs of those working in the gig economy or who need to include information regarding real estate investments, stock options or inheritance taxes.

Learn more today at MyFreeTaxes.


Minnesota Acts of Kindness Week

A woman in an orange top reads with a dark-haired girl

Minnesota Acts of Kindness Week, November 6–10, 2017, is a chance to spread kindness and compassion throughout the state.

In conjunction with 40 United Ways across the state, we invite you to plan at least one act of kindness for someone in your workplace, neighborhood, school, family, group of friends or community. Imagine if we were all united in showing kindness to one another during the same week. That’s the LIVE UNITED effect! Read More

Thursday, October 12, was a beautiful evening for our community Truck Pull, celebrating the power of pulling together to move the Northfield area forward. Enjoy some photos from the event and read more details below the photos! Read More

Could you pull a big truck filled with Northfield area leaders? Probably not, by yourself. But if we pull together with a clear goal in mind, Northfield Area United Way believes we can move just about anything – or anyone – forward. Read More

Update on Disaster Recovery Efforts

Vehicle plows through standing water in flooded roadFollowing the earthquakes in Mexico and Hurricane Maria, United Way has taken the following steps to expand recovery efforts since the initial United Way Harvey and Irma Funds were set up. They have:

  • Established the United Way Worldwide Mexico Earthquake Recovery Fund.
  • Expanded the United Way Irma Recovery Fund to include Hurricane Maria.
  • Started disbursing money from the United Way Harvey Recovery Fund.

All three funds are accessible from Funds will be disbursed to local United Ways in the affected areas. Read More