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As Tax Day nears, free help is available through AARP and United Way


Tax Day is next Tuesday, April 18, and for seniors and other residents with modest income there’s free help available for filing those federal income taxes.

The IRS teams up with nonprofit organizations like the United Way and AARP to assist taxpayers through Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and Tax Counseling for the Elderly programs.

AARP volunteers provide in-person and virtual assistance, especially for people over 50. But there’s no age or income requirement.

A search for participating AARP locations in north central Florida turned up 31 results

The United Way also has IRS-certified volunteers.

In Alachua, Levy, Dixie, Gilchrist, Union and Bradford counties, the United Way of North Central Florida offers this help.

This story was reported by Joe Byrnes, with contributions from Kristin Moorehead.

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