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HomeOwnership offers free tax preparation

Posted: Friday, January 12, 2018

The Pathfinder HomeOwnership Center, the Community Development division of Pathfinder Services, will again be providing free tax preparation assistance to those who made less than $54,000 in 2017. My free taxes kiosks will also be available for those with an income of up to $66,000 in 2017.

This year (2018) marks the ninth year for the Volunteer Income Tax Preparation (VITA) Program and this year the service will be offered in both Huntington and Wabash. The Pathfinder HomeOwnership Center will begin this service on Monday, January 22, and the service will run through Friday, April 13. A drop-off option is also available.

For those who wish to work one-on-one with a certified IRS preparer to file both state and federal taxes for free in either Wabash or Huntington, call (260) 355-2510 or email taxservice@pathfinderservices.org to make an appointment. Appointments are limited and are on a first come, first served basis.

The hours for free tax preparation and drop off in Huntington are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9:15 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Friday from 9:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays in February from 9:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free tax preparation in Huntington will take place at the Huntington City-Township Public Library at 255 W. Park Drive.

New this year! Free tax preparation will be offered in Wabash at the Honeywell Center at 275 W. Market Street. The hours for Wabash are Wednesdays from 12 noon to 6 p.m. Drop off is also available during these hours at the Honeywell Center.

Funders and sponsors of the free tax preparation program include NeighborWorks America, United Way of Huntington County, Rural LISC, PNC, Heartland REMC, Huntington City-Township Public Library, Community Foundation of Wabash County, Wabash County United Fund, Intrasect Technologies and 1st Source Bank. The Honeywell Center is donating space for free tax preparation in Wabash.

Pathfinder Home Ownership Center is the community development division of Pathfinder Services and was created in 1997. Pathfinder Home Ownership Center is a certified NeighborWorks HomeOwnership Center with offices in Huntington and Fort Wayne. The division guides potential home buyers through the entire process of pre-purchase education, financial capabilities, homebuyer education, loan packaging and closing, post-purchase counseling and foreclosure prevention if needed, free tax preparation, individual development accounts, and community building and organization. Pathfinder Home Ownership Center serves Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, Jay, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Marshall, Noble, St. Joe, Starke, Steuben, Wabash, Wells and Whitley Counties. Visit www.pathfinderhomes.org for more information.