Published DateLACONIA — The United Way has announced this year's scheduled for the free tax preparation for low to moderate taxpayers in the Lakes Region. This program is in its 8th year in the Lakes Region and is supported by the IRS and Belknap-Merrimack Community Action Program.
This free tax preparation service helps ensure tools such as the Earned Income Tax Credit are fully accessed for working families in need. This program also helps connect families with other support systems in the Lakes Region, giving residents a better chance to find their way to the kind of financial stability that will help keep them out of the grips of poverty.
The program is supported by a team of volunteers who have gone through rigorous IRS training in order to better serve the clients. This year's program will again be supervised by Kathy Kay-Pfenning, who is in her third year of running the program in the Lakes Region.
At the Laconia Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, eligible families can claim their tax refund and the EITC
at no cost. Free tax preparation services will be available at the Lakes Region Family Center (CAP Office), 121 Belmont
Rd (Rte 106) in Laconia starting January 25 through March 29. Services are available by appointment only on Thursday and Friday evenings 5–8 p.m. and every other Saturday morning 9 a.m. to noon.
To set up an appointment or for more information, including what to bring to the tax site, call 603-832-6047.