This year's tax deadline of April 17 is fast approaching, but Big Bend residents can still take advantage of free tax filing.
The United Way of the Big Bend is offering free tax preparations. Extensions will also be available. Any family or individual whose household income is less than $40,000 is eligible for the free filing.
Corinne Reed, Project Coordinator for United Way, says, "They can come in, bring in all their tax information and then we will prepare and e-file their returns free of charge. We can also do direct deposit of their refund."
Michael Williams, a Tallahassee resident, says, "I think it's really good because a lot of times they need their money when they make less than $40,000 a year, which is a great majority of people today, so they need all the help they can get."
The free tax preparation will be held Saturday at the Smith-Williams Center and the Renaissance Center in Tallahassee, both from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and the Leon County Library from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Monday at the B.L. Perry, Junior branch library from 10 a.m. to midnight. You can dial 2-1-1 for more information.