IMPORTANT:’s online self-preparation submits your federal and state tax forms. Residents of Lancaster County will need to fill out and submit your local tax forms separately. 

There are several ways you can file your local taxes:


You will need the PIN from your printed final return or call 717-569-4521 and follow the prompts to obtain a PIN to file your return through our online system. You will need an email address and the Tax Liability (Line 9 on forms provided by LCTCB) from your prior year LCTCB Tax Return. PINs can also be obtained in person with proper photo ID at LCTCB's office.

  • By Mail: Use the local tax form you received in the mail.

  • In Person: Go to the LCTCB office (1845 William Penn Way, Lancaster, PA 17601) and have them done there.

If you have any questions, call the customer line at 717-569-4521 to speak to a live person.

Steps for using the free online tax preparation through and H&R Block:

  1. Click on the link below to be taken to the online program.

  2. Create a new account.

  3. Follow the online program as it guides you through the easy step by step process. Fill out relevant information from your W2s, 1099s, and other related tax information.

  4. Submit! 


If there are any problems, questions, or if the program mistakenly shows a fee for filing, please call this helpline: 1-855-MY-TX-HELP (1-855-698-9435).

Click the button below if you understand the terms and conditions above for filing your own taxes online through VITA.

A new window will open with your free online tax preparation program.

Additional helpful tips when filing yourself:

  • If you have a high school senior, make sure to fill our the FAFSA. Your child may qualify for free financial assistance for college!  Learn more by visiting the U.S. Department of Education's Federal Student Aid website: