Due to COVID-19 health and safety concerns, Coulee Region Tax Assistance had to cancel its final two tax-filing events. The Tax Filing Deadline has been extended to July 15, 2020.
If you are comfortable self-filing your taxes, for “simple returns” we’d recommend using http://MyFreeTaxes.com, which offers free filing for up to three state returns and federal returns. The software does not support returns needing to report self-employment income (schedule C), capital gains or losses (schedule D), or supplemental income like income from rentals (schedule E).
The IRS website also offers free filing information at https://www.irs.gov/filing/free-file-do-your-federal-taxes-for-free.
Check back for updates. If we are able to secure partnerships with any local income tax filing services, we will post that information here.
Other Financial Assistance
COVID-19 Stimulus Funding
- Processing began on April 9, 2020.
- Recipients will receive their payment the same way they got their tax return in 2019 or 2018.
- Those receiving paper checks will wait longer.
- Track the status of your stimulus funds.
- People who did not file a tax return can enter their payment information online.
- Find out who will NOT get a stimulus check.
- For more information on the stimulus checks, go to the FAQ page on the IRS website.
- Anyone who has been laid off, furloughed, or had a reduction of hours due to COVID-19, qualifies for unemployment benefits, which may include an additional $600 per week in addition to current state unemployment benefits.
- Individuals can apply for unemployment even if they are still self-employed, contracted (1099) or working less hours. Here are the websites for each state's UI Benefits:
- Still have a cash gap? Your local grocery and convenience stores, delivery services, and other essential retailers may be hiring. Here are the companies mass hiring during the coronavirus pandemic.
- All FEDERAL student loan payments will automatically stop from March 13, 2020, through September 30,2020. The loans interest rate will also drop to 0%. Learn more about federal student loan payments.
- Private loans do not qualify, though some lenders may offer options.
- Resources may be available to help with rent, food, utilities, etc. Call 211 or go to 211.org and enter your zip code.
- Some local churches may also provide help.