Tax preparation assistance offered again in Carthage

The state revised a program designed to offer relief to property owners on the amount of taxes they owe to local school districts. Flickr user Ken Teegardin

CARTHAGE — Free preparation of individual income tax returns for the elderly and/or low-income people will again be provided at the Carthage Post of the American Legion, by the Community Action Planning Council of Jefferson County.

The assistance will be offered starting Thursday, Feb. 6 and most Thursdays thereafter, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., by appointment only, through, April 9. For an appointment, call Henry Watkins at 315-493-1545.

The service is primarily for the elderly and others who cannot afford professional tax assistance, but is open to all individuals with incomes below $56,000 in need of help with their returns

All returns will be electronically filed (E-Filed) allowing for faster refunds.

An outreach branch of the Community Action Planning Council of Jefferson County is providing the service, “Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)” that is sponsored by the Internal Revenue Service.

Johnson Newspapers 7.1

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