Big Bend Residents Get Tax Help

As Tax Day inches closer, dozen of Big Bend residents took advantage of a free tax return program.

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance progrgam also known as VITA, was offered at the Smith-Williams Neighborhood Service Center Saturday. Volunteers with the United Way worked with residents to prepare their tax forms

"So these volunteers are IRS trained and certified. They go through training every December and January every year. And they take some certification exams and prepare taxes for free for folks," says Megan Earnhardt of the United Way.

Earnhardt says it's an annual event the United Way helps put on. The program will be hosted a various sites across the Big Bend from now through April 17.

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  • by Docker Location: Jax on Jan 23, 2012 at 03:17 AM
    Free tax returns for people who pay no income tax. Is this a great country or what? Sheesh.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 22, 2012 at 05:36 PM
    Taxes prepared maybe free but when you pay a tax on the 2% payroll tax on Social Security, which Obama started over a year ago, you will be receiving hundreds of dollars LESS this year on your Federal return! Thanks Obama, vote for that again?
  • by Suzi Location: AARP on Jan 22, 2012 at 09:52 AM
    AARP prepares taxes free at the Tallahassee Senior Center M,T,W,TH,F 1-4:30 call for appointment; First Presbyterian Church M,T,Th,F 11-3; Downtown Library M,T,W,TH,F,S 1:4.30; Capital City Christian Church T,TH 5-9; Wakulla Library T 9:30-l:30 and S 9:30-12:30; Wakulla Senior Center W 9:30-1:30
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