Tax Help in Scranton

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In Scranton people got free help filing their tax returns.

The volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program kicked off Sunday at the University of Scranton.

Students from the university, and volunteers from the United Way, helped prepare basic tax returns for seniors, and middle and low income families.

All of the volunteers are certified.

Organizers said those who want to use the free service to come prepared.

“What they basically should do is bring with them any of the tax forms that they would normally bring, such as social security numbers, any type of W2s that they might have, any other income such as investment income and what not,” said Gary Drapek of United Way of Lackawanna & Wayne Counties.

The program runs through the first week of April.

The dates, times and locations of the free tax service vary.  For more information about the program and how you can take advantage of it call 570.343.1267 or visit their website.