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Tax deadlines nears, free tax helps still available

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The United Way of Central Alabama is offering free tax preparation assistance before the Monday, April 15, 2013 deadline.

If you earned less than $51,000 in the year 2012, tax experts are on hand Monday thru Thursday to prepare and file taxes for free.

The free services are being offered at the United Way of Central Alabama Office located on 3600 8th Avenue South in Birmingham.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, you can call, 2-1-1 or 1-888-421-1266

According to United Way website, those in need of the services should come prepared with the following listed below:

-Social Security cards for yourself, your spouse and any dependents.

-Driver license or non-drivers ID for both you and your spouse.

-  Spouses filing jointly must both be present.

-A copy of last year's federal and state tax returns

-2 forms for jobs held during the year

- 1099 forms for other income such as interest, dividends, retirement, Social Security, unemployment or self employment.

- Letters or documents from the IRS that will affect your tax returns

-If you paid for child care documentation listing provider name, address, tax

ID#, and amount paid.

-Tuition expense statement (1098T) and/or student loan interest statement (1098E)

-Proof of expenses such as property tax, vehicle tag fees, charitable contributions, unreimbursed medical, dental or prescriptions

-Any other documents that may be necessary to complete your tax returns

- If you want y our refund to be direct deposited bring a voided check

For more information, please visit the United Way's website address posted below.

http://www.fspalabama.org/programs-services/income-tax-preparation/

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