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Low-Moderate Income Residents Can Get Free Tax Prep

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People with low-to-moderate income, including seniors, can have their taxes prepared at no cost thanks to local volunteers.

Trained and certified volunteers, through the AARP Tax-Aide Program, will provide free 2019 Federal and State Income Tax and state Homestead Credit preparation including electronic filing.

Bill Vancos says the program has save people some money...

"...The tax-aide program in Rhinelander has averaged a little over 500 returns a year here. If you use a conservative figure of $100 a return which is extremely conservative, that's about $50,000 that we're saving people in preparation costs..."

Vancos says there are tax-aide sites also located in Minocqua, Eagle River and Tomahawk. Vancos says they use IRS-approved software...

"AARP Foundation raises all the money for our equipment, the computers, the printer, the paper, all of that stuff. So the volunteers offer their time as volunteers. You could say there's three legs to the stool and we need all parts to make it work..."

The service is provided  from February 3 through April 8. You'e asked to contact the Oneida County ADRC office at 715-369-6170 to schedule an appointment.

The Minocqua Public Library,  the Olson Library in Eagle River and the Tomahawk Senior Center are also sites for the service.

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