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Free tax assistance available

Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 3:29 pm

If you haven’t gotten around to doing your taxes, Goodwill is here to help.

The organization is offering free tax preparation assistance to the employees, clients and members of the community whose household income is less than $57,000.

Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee has set a goal to serve at least 300 people through MyFreeTaxes.

There are three ways to file your taxes for free using MyFreeTaxes. You can do them on your own. Just go to www.myfreetaxes.com/gwmt.

If you need a little assistance, you can file your own claims with instruction from a trained IRS site worker. This service is available at the Goodwill Career Solutions centers in Shelbyville, Lawrenceburg and Nashville.

In this area, please call the Shelbyville Center to make an appointment at 931-680-2879.

For those who aren’t comfortable using a computer, an IRS Certified Volunteer Income Tax Preparer can help you through each step to ensure your taxes are completed correctly. This service is offered at the Nashville center and is free for those who household income is less than $50,000. All you have to do is call 615-346-1236 to make an appointment.

MyFreeTaxes is funded by the Wal-Mart Foundation. It is a joint partnership that includes Goodwill Industries International, United Way Worldwide and the National Disability Institute.

Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee is one of 28 Goodwill organizations across the country participating in this endeavor.