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Posted on Sun. Jan. 26, 2014 - 12:01 am EDT

Free tax preparation services

A free tax preparation program for residents in Allen, DeKalb and Noble counties will begin Saturday. The program is sponsored by United Way of Allen County and Volunteer Center RSVP and organized by members of the Financial Stability Partnership.

IRS-certified volunteer tax preparers will help residents file taxes and claim available credits, including the earned income tax credit, which might help families get as much as a $5,000 refund.

Any family or individual earning less than $52,000 annually qualifies for the free program which will continue through April 12.

Available sites include:

Allen County

•Community Action of Northeast Indiana (CANI), 227 E. Washington Blvd.

Mondays and Tuesdays, 6 to 8 p.m. (closed Feb. 17)

Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (closed Feb. 1, March 1 and April 5)

•St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 1101 Lafayette St.

Saturdays (Feb. 1, March 1 and April 5 only) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, noon to 3 p.m. (closed March 5)

Mondays and Tuesdays, 6 to 8 p.m. (in February only)

•Ivy Tech Community College Northeast

3800 N. Anthony Blvd., Room 2318, Coliseum Campus

Self-service site: Fridays, 1 to 4 p.m., Feb. 7 through April 11

Full service tax site: Call 211 for an appointment on Feb. 21, noon to 5 p.m.

•Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon

Self-service tax site with IRS-certified tax preparers available to assist

•University of Saint Francis, 2701 Spring St., Pope John Paul II, first floor

March 1, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Full service tax site: Call 211 for an appointment

DeKalb, LaGrange, Noble and Steuben counties

•United Way of Steuben County, 317 S. Wayne St., Suite 3D, Angola, by appointment only at 260-925-0917

•Kendallville Housing Authority, 240 Angling Road, Kendallville, by appointment only at 260-925-0917

•RSVP, 107 West Fifth St., Auburn; for more information call 260-925-0917

•Strong Tower Worship Center, 203 S. Main St., Ligonier, by appointment only at 260-925-0917

– Journal Gazette

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