Goodwill offers free tax preparations on Tax Day

Goodwill offers free tax preparations on Tax Day

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Monday, April 18, is the deadline to file 2015 tax returns and for the sixth consecutive year, Goodwill will be helping people file their taxes returns.

To help prevent taxpayers from filling out forms incorrectly, Goodwill, a part of a local coalition, will continue their Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, or VITA program. VITA is an IRS-sponsored initiative that offers free tax preparation to individuals and households that made less than $54,000 in 2015.

The services on Monday, April 18, will be located at the Goodwill Career Center, located at 2601 Cross Country Drive, building A, and will begin at 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Walk-ins are accepted.

"This is a time of year where unscrupulous tax preparers may take advantage of lower income families in the Chattahoochee Valley. The mission of the VITA program is to enhance the financial well-being of families and individuals," a press release said. "These families can save hundreds of dollars filing tax returns for free with IRS-certified volunteers. Goodwill also has tips about avoiding filing errors and costly loans from "advance" tax returns."

For more information, you can visit the Goodwill Southern Rivers website by clicking here.

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