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Free Tax Prep Program

WHO: United Way of Anchorage, IRS, AARP Tax-Aid and other community partners

WHAT: Super Saturday – Free Tax Preparation Event

WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 19

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WHERE: Clark Middle School, 150 S. Bragaw Street

Super Saturdays take the pain out of filing Federal Income taxes.

Up to 100 Mountain View area residents are expected to have their taxes done by qualified volunteers on Saturday. There also will be entertainment for the kids, refreshments and access to financial and community resource booths. Sen. Mark Begich is expected to stop by the Super Saturday activities at approximately 11 a.m.

Not only can Alaskans get their taxes done for free, they also can find out how to pursue home ownership, connect with Consumer Credit Counseling, learn about training and job opportunities or gain access to the Food Bank or youth and disability services. For more information and a list of what to bring to get your taxes done, call 211.

This is the second of three Super Saturday events planned in Anchorage. The first one, on Jan. 29th in Muldoon, resulted in more than 75 returns filed and two home mortgage applications. A third event is scheduled for March 26th in south Anchorage. Eight free tax preparation sites also are open weekly to help Alaskans save.

In all, organizers expect more than 6,000 Anchorage area residents will take advantage of free tax services this year. Last year, they saved more than $600,000 in preparation costs, were guided to an average of $1,925 in Earned Income Tax Credits (EITC) and ultimately received more than $9.6 million in returns. For those living on the financial edge, it’s important savings that often leads to more financial stability and independence. Learn more at www.liveunitedanchorage.org or join us on Facebook.

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