Free tax preparation help available for last minute filers

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WENATCHEE, WA.-Monday is the deadline to file income tax returns. There’s been an increase in the number of people taking advantage of a free tax preparation service at the Wenatchee Valley Senior Activity Center. The service is offered through AARP and the Community Action Council (CAC).

Carly Ludlow is the district coordinator for the CAC. She says the service is available to all who need help. Over 700 people have used the service this year.

NCWLIFE’s Steve Hair also spoke withLudlow and retired IRS employee, Ron Kurpis, who is one of the volunteer tax preparers. He says the changes brought about with the new tax law has caused some confusion for those who’ve filed itemized returns in the past .

The free tax preparation services are available on Monday, Wednesday and Friday right up until April 15th. You are required to bring your Social Security card and proof of identity when you register.  

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Steve Hair
Steve Hair is a 40-year veteran broadcast journalist who comes to NCW LIFE TV after a long career in radio. Steve and his wife Lynette and their three sons moved to the Wenatchee Valley from Central California in 1992. Steve served as News Director for KPQ News where he covered a multitude of stories of importance to North Central Washington, including two of Washington State’s largest wildfires. During his radio career Steve has received many awards from organizations such as the Associated Press, (Sacramento and Seattle Bureaus) The Washington State Farm Bureau, and the California Medical Association. Steve is a sports addict. Time off usually finds him sprawled out on the couch watching the Seahawks, Mariners or anything that prevents him from doing house chores.