On Your Side: Tackling Tax Time

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News 12 at 6, January 10, 2008

AUGUSTA – It’s hard to believe, but those W-2 forms are on the way and that means it's time to get ready to file your taxes.

Tax filing season can be a confusing and frustrating time. A couple of organizations are teaming up to ease those frustrations and make things easier to understand.

Goodwill Industries has long been known as an organization that provides a hand up, not a hand out.

It provides help for many people in finding jobs and getting their lives back on track right here in the Job Connection. And now, that type of service is expanding.

Goodwill and H&R Block are now offering free tax advice at the Goodwill Store on Peach Orchard Road.

Steve Harvey will be one of those folks you can lean on for tax help. "Anybody can stop in and ask a question. [There is] no charge for that," he said.

Steve and other H&R Block associates will be in Goodwill's Job Connection for at least the next month to help you.

Goodwill workers say having this kind of service in the Job Connection puts help right at the fingertips of some people who really need it.

"We want our clients and all of the community to have access to free advice that pertains to filing taxes," said Goodwill's Meredith Vazquez.

"This is a real opportunity because we've got people in transition that come through the Job Connection. It's a great opportunity to help get them back on their feet," added Harvey.

And, make a complex time, a little easier to understand.

Here's what you need to know: you can get that free tax advice through February 15th at the Goodwill Store on Peach Orchard Road. Just stop by anytime from 10am to 2pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Again, anyone is welcome to stop by.

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