Free Tax-Filing Help Available In Downtown Jacksonville This Saturday

Jan 29, 2015

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Free help with filing taxes is available in Jacksonville on Saturday. The United Way is offering the service at the Jacksonville Children’s Commission building Downtown.

Jeff Winkler runs the United Way’s RealSense initiative, which is bringing in more than 20 tax experts to help people file.

“The goal for our event here is to help our hard-working, low-income families file their taxes for free," Winkler says, "but we also want to showcase all of the services and resources that are available through the RealSense coalition."

Those include legal advice, help enrolling in health insurance, and information about childcare and college scholarships, Winkler says.

People attending Saturday’s event must have a household income of less than $60,000. They should also bring social security cards for themselves and all of their dependents, W-2 forms and proof of health insurance.

Doors open at 9 a.m. and close at 2 p.m., but Winkler says people should aim to be in line by 12:30 p.m. at the latest because of a large expected turnout.