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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