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LIHUE — For the 12th year in a row, Goodwill Hawaii is partnering with the Internal Revenue Service and Aloha United Way to provide free tax preparation assistance to eligible tax filers — individuals or families who earned $54,000 or less in 2015 and DO NOT own a home or business.
Starting Feb. 2 and ending on April 2, Goodwill Hawaii will open seven tax clinics statewide — including one in Lihue.
“Filing taxes can be a very daunting and stressful task, but we’ve got a great team of IRS certified, volunteer tax filers who are eager to assist and make the process seamless from start to finish,” said Katy Chen, chief administrative officer of Goodwill Hawaii. “The best part of our service is that low income families can keep their entire refund whereas other commercial tax preparation providers usually charge a fee or take a percentage of the refund.”
Last season, Goodwill Hawaii assisted more than 1,300 households to file their Federal and Hawaii State tax returns who received over $2 million in tax refunds and credits. On average, each household serviced by Goodwill received a tax refund of $2,175.
The Kauai clinic will be at the Goodwill Kauai office, 4334 Rice Street. It will be open the first and third Thursday of every month, 4 to 7 p.m. and the first Saturday of the month, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Interested parties are encouraged to schedule an appointment to meet with a tax preparer by visiting www.higoodwill.org or calling 836-0313. Walk-ins will also be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Only one individual or household will be served per appointment.
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