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Pathfinder announces free tax preparation

Posted: Friday, January 17, 2014

Pathfinder Community Connections, the Community Development division of Pathfinder Services, will again be providing FREE tax preparation assistance to those who made less than $55,000 in 2013. Pathfinder Community Connections will begin offering this service on Monday, January 27 and the service will run through Tuesday, April 15. Additionally, a new drop-off option adds a new level of convenience for those taxpayers utilizing the free service.

2014 marks the fifth year the Volunteer Income Tax Preparation (VITA) Program will be offered. Over 1000 family and individual tax returns were prepared by Pathfinder Community Connections VITA program volunteers in 2013. Of those, 296 qualified for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) which in 2014 could save a qualifying family anywhere from $487 to $6,044 depending on the size of the family.

For those who wish to work one-on-one with a trained volunteer to prepare their taxes, appointments can be made by calling (260) 355-2510 or emailing taxprep@pathfinderservices.org. Some evening appointments are available. For those wanting to take advantage of the new drop-off option, hours for drop-off are on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 to 11 a.m.; 1 to 3 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. at Pathfinder Services, 2824 Theater Avenue.