Volunteers help Lufkin residents with taxes

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Filing your taxes can bescary for anyone who does not understand the complex tax code, but this yearyou're not alone and volunteers will help.

Tuesday wasthe first day of the annual AARP tax aide program and they were busy allmorning.

The volunteers used theirskills to walk people through the tax process and file their paperwork at nocost to the customer.

"It's a real benefitfor people," Jim Haley said. "If they are required to go pay a tax preparer togo do it then it could cost them two or three hundred dollars and we do thisfor free for individuals who come in."

The free service runsevery Tuesday and Thursday through April 10 at Lufkin's Kurth Memorial Library.

People must sign in and arehelped on a first come, first serve basis.

Volunteers also ask for people to bring anytax information they have.

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