Filing taxes can be a real problem, but we have good news for those of you who live here on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
News 25’s Toni Miles shows us a local nonprofit that provides free tax preparation services to those who need them most.
It is often said that nothing in life is free, but that is just not the case with Mercy Housing and Human Development. Gulfport nonprofit is offering free tax preparation for those who need help filing their 2020 returns. Julie Egressy, Executive Director of Mercy Housing and Human Development, said, “If you just get to our Dropbox, we’re on 1135 Ford Street, next to the Mardi Gras Supply Store. Our dropbox is to the left of our door. This is our envelope that we will have in our Dropbox. Your name, email address and telephone number will appear on the front. On the back it will be vital for you to fill this out. This signature, which you put here on the back, enables us to carry out your taxes remotely. “
Nobody gets turned away, and by letting Mercy Housing and Human Development’s IRS certified staff prepare your taxes, you can save up to $ 300 and get stimulus money back that you never received or were not given in full. “What’s new this year is the Stimulus Recovery Credit that you can get for your Stimulus Check-up.”
Limited support is available for those of you who have had problems with COVID or Hurricane Zeta. Paula Chamberlain of Mercy Housing said, “People who have suffered hurricane damage can apply through our organization and Community Bank. FHLB Bank will provide them with up to $ 10,000 for hurricane recovery. “
For more information on Mercy Housing and Human Development’s Hurricane Disaster Relief or Free Tax Preparation, visit www.mhhd.org or call 228-896-1945.