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Free Tax Preparation Until Midnight on Monday

By: Liza Park
By: Liza Park

Wayne Maxwell went to the Leon County Library Saturday afternoon just to pick up the forms he needed to complete his tax return, but he got a whole lot more out of this library visit.

"Volunteers were doing taxes upstairs and I came up and they actually did my taxes, found out, found several credits that I didn't even know I had, so I was hoping to just break even and I ended up getting, I'm going to get quite a refund," says Maxwell.

And best of all, this tax aid program is a free service from AARP.

"We also do a quality review on every return that we prepare to make sure that we don't have any error so that we can have a high success rate," explains an AARP tax aid volunteer, Christie Moore.

The AARP tax aid program at the main library in Tallahassee ended Saturday afternoon, but if you still need some help you can go to the branch library on South Adams Street where the United Way is helping people complete their returns until midnight on Monday, April 17.

"Make sure you gather everything you think is a tax form and bring it on it and get here early," advises Corinne Reed, the United Way tax help program director.

The United Way tax aid program is also free of charge. Reed says they're closed on Easter Sunday, but they'll open from 10 a.m. to midnight on Monday.

Your tax forms are due Monday, April 17th this year because the 15th falls on the weekend.


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