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Tax Assistance is Here!

March 11, 2013

Tax season is here and like a Facebook relationship, “it’s complicated.” Here’s how you can get answers to your questions and free tax preparation services from Goodwill right now.


Qualified Mecklenburg County residents can use the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program to help them file their tax returns. Under this volunteer-run service, IRS-certified tax preparers will file returns for individuals or families with an adjusted gross income of $51,000 or less. Goodwill is now operating a VITA site at its Career Development Center (2122 Freedom Drive, Charlotte) through Saturday, April 13. The site is open by appointment only each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., and each Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for walk-ins. Review our checklist to make sure you bring the appropriate documents with you.

Goodwill has also partnered with MyFreeTaxes to provide free state and federal tax preparation and filing assistance for qualified individuals or families with an adjusted gross income of $57,000 or less. The MyFreeTaxes online software has helped 4.5 million families claim nearly $6 billion in tax credits and refunds since 2009. All you need to get started is a valid email address and these documents.

Elizabeth Isenhour

Elizabeth Isenhour

The 2013 tax deadline is April 15. Don’t pay someone to do your taxes if you qualify for one of these free services. Help us by spreading the word about our tax assistance programs with your friends and family, neighbors and co-workers.

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