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Volunteers Prepare Free Tax Returns At Seven Sites In Duval County

Aaron Badida
United Way of Northeast Florida

The United Way of Northeast Florida is gearing up to help as many people as possible beat Wednesday’s tax-filing deadline.

Jeff Winkler is the Director of Real Sense, a United Way coalition of financial service providers for low-income residents.

Winkler says last year’s single-location event on April 15 didn’t work as well as expected.

“So we’re trying a new approach and we’re having these seven different tax sites that are going to be open simultaneously,” Winkler said. “Between those seven sites alone, we should be able to serve close to 300 clients in one day.”

Winkler says Real Sense’s free tax help is limited to families who make less than $60,000 per year.

More information is at phone number 211 and online at

Cyd Hoskinson began working at WJCT on Valentine’s Day 2011.