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Posted January 24, 2018 | 9:46 AM

Extension Service Offering Free Tax Preparation Assistance

Get guidance through personal help and online resources

Hillsborough County, Fla. (Jan. 24, 2018) - The Hillsborough County Extension Service is now scheduling appointments for residents who need expert help in preparing their federal income tax returns.

The Extension Service also will be offering several free tax-related and personal finance online classes.

Income Tax Assistance
The free service is available to individuals and families whose Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) is no more than $66,000. AGI does not include money contributed to tax-deductible retirement plans, or certain other adjustments.

IRS-certified volunteers can provide access to a self-guided tax preparation program, as well as one-on-one assistance.

Appointments are required, and are available:

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays from Feb. 6 through April 5, between 2 and 6:30 p.m.
  • On the following Saturdays: Feb. 17, March 3, and March 17, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

To schedule an appointment, email Denise Kantak or call her at (813) 744-5519 ext. 54141.

The Extension Service is located at 5339 County Road 579 in Seffner.

Online Classes

All of the one-hour classes are free. Registration is required in order to log on

  • Personal Income Tax Preparation and Filing
    Tuesday, Jan. 30 at noon
    An IRS representative will discuss options for free tax filing, provide information about tax credits and deductions, and demonstrate IRS tools to help you with your return.
    Register for Personal Income Tax Preparation and Filing
  • The New Federal Income Tax Law
    Wednesday, Feb. 7 at noon
    Learn about changes in the federal income tax law and it how it may impact an individual's tax liability.
    Register for New Federal Income Tax Law
  • PowerPay Debt Away
    Wednesday, Feb 15 at noon
    Get an overview of a free debt analysis tool, debt management strategies, and the "America Saves" challenge.
    Register for PowerPay Debt Away

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