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Several sites throughout the County are offering free tax help for qualifying individuals, as follows:
Earned Income Tax Credit Day / Sat., 2/12, 8am-2pm -- AARP volunteers will prepare EITC forms free of charge for qualifying individuals at 212 River Drive in Wausau. To schedule an appointment, call (715) 848-2255 (or "211") any time between 8am and 5pm, Mon.-Fri.
AARP Volunteer Tax-Aide Program -- Free tax preparation assistance for federal and state tax returns, Homestead Credit and Earned Income Credit. Program is intended for middle and low income, with special consideration to those ages 60 and older. Refer to the chart below for locations and times.
2011 Dates: Location: Time: Feb. 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23
Mar. 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30
Apr. 5, 6, 12, 13
212 River Drive, Wausau (appointments requested; call "211" any time between 8am and 5pm, Mon.-Fri.) 8am-12pm February 3 Maplewood Apartments, 503 High St., Mosinee 9am-1pm February 4 Riverview Towers, 500 Grand Ave., Wausau 8am-11am February 11 Kannenberg Plaza, 1240 N. Merrill Ave., Wausau 8am-3pm February 18 Island Place, 400 River Dr., Wausau 8am-12pm February 25 Sturgeon Bluff Apartments, 1320 Grand Ave., Wausau 8am-12pm March 4 Cedar Creek Senior Housing, 605 Eagles Nest Blvd.,Rothschild 8am-11am
- Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) -- Community Volunteers and Accounting Students at NTC and UWMC are offering free income tax preparation to taxpayers with income under $49,000 without business ownership, rental property or capital gains.
Location: Time: NTC, 1000 W. Campus Drive, Wausau (Room A111) Thursdays., 12:30pm-7:30pm, Feb. 10–Apr. 14 (on a first come, first served basis; will not provide service Mar. 31 due to Spring Break) UWMC, 518 S. 7th Ave., Wausau (Room 145) Saturdays, 10am-2pm, Jan. 29, Feb. 12, Feb. 26, Mar. 12 & 26, and Apr. 9 (Call (715) 261-6285 to request an appointment; walk-ins are on a first come, first served basis)
For complete information, view the United Way's "TAX INFORMATION, PREPARATION ASSISTANCE and 2011 SCHEDULE", available here: http://www.unitedwaymc.org/PDFs/211/TAXINFO.pdf