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Free tax preparation available downtown April 10

Tax season is slowly coming to end, but a local group is working hard to make sure families save money by filing their taxes free of charge. The United Way of Abilene’s West Central Texas Center for Economic Opportunity provides free tax preparation services during the filing season to help people save money and claim important tax credits such as the Earned Income Credit, Child Tax Credit, and Making Work Pay Credit.

This year the Center has worked to help over 600 families claim approximately $1.3 million in refunds and save over $85,000 in preparation fees, but it’s not over yet. With two weeks left until April 15th the United Way of Abilene is encouraging more families to save money on tax preparation fees and file for free by visiting the Center located at 1102 N. 3rd St.

“A person filing at our tax preparation site will save an average of $150 in preparation fees”, said Terry Johnson, Tax Site Coordinator.

The Center for Economic Opportunity will extend its hours of operation on Saturday, April 10th by serving the public from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Anyone interested in filing a tax return on this day should bring the following items to the Center:

• Valid Photo ID
• Social Security Cards (all members of household)
• 2009 Tax Documents (W2, 1099, Dependent Care Form, etc.)

Walk-ins will be accepted or appointments can be made by calling 2-1-1 during normal business hours.

For more information please contact:
Terry Johnson at 672-8980
West Central Texas Center for Economic Opportunity
1102 N. 3rd St.
Abilene, TX 79602
(325) 672-8980
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