Free Tax Return Preparation

Our tax sites are now closed for the 2022 season.

orange arrowVirtual help is still available to file your tax return and claim the expanded Child Tax Credit (CTC) or missed stimulus payments. Read more about virtual tax prep options.

Just Harvest tax sites will reopen in late January 2023.


About our Free Tax Prep Program

Every year, Just Harvest helps low-income households file their income tax return and maximize their tax refund. Launched in 2003, Just Harvest’s free IRS-certified tax return preparation service is now one of the largest in the entire state. It is typically available at four Volunteer Income Tax Assistance sites in Allegheny County.

Just Harvest also manages the Free Tax Preparation Coalition (sponsored by United Way of Southwestern PA), which provides free income tax return preparation throughout the region.

Many people with lower incomes are eligible for tax credits and other refunds when they file their yearly tax return. For example, the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is one of the nation’s largest anti-poverty programs. It can increase a family’s annual income by as much as 45 percent. In 2020, the EITC brought over $2 billion to 885,000 families in Pennsylvania.

Unfortunately, many people do not know about the tax credits they are entitled to, or lose much of their refunds to commercial tax preparers. We are committed to the idea that low-income workers and their families should keep their tax refund, not lose them to tax preparation fees and advance refund loans.

Just Harvest is in its 20th year of offering free tax preparation, and our program has continuously expanded to meet the needs of communities in the Pittsburgh area. We now have five tax sites that offer in-person and virtual tax help.

Since 2003, we have completed 42,000 tax returns and refunded nearly $100 million to low-income families! Of this, over $35 million was through the EITC. This fantastic work was made possible by hundreds of volunteers donating thousands of hours of service.

For those served, these tax refunds helped put food on the table, pay off debt, make rent or mortgage payments, and pay for heat and electricity during Pittsburgh’s winter months.

Want to help families in your community to claim–and keep–their refunds? Visit Just Harvest’s tax volunteer page to learn more!

Check back in January 2023 for updates on how to get free assistance with your 2022 tax return.

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Virtual tax preparation is available until October 2022.
Learn more about virtual tax prep options.

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Need a copy of your tax records?

If Just Harvest did your taxes in a previous year, we can get you copies of your tax records or prior year AGIs. Please call (412) 431-8960 x212 or send an email to taxhelp@justharvest.org. You can also go to www.irs.gov/individuals/get-transcript to obtain an online transcript of your tax returns from the IRS.

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