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3/26 Tax tips: Free help offered

MANATEE — With the income tax filing deadline approaching, volunteers with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program and AARP are offerings help.

Low and moderate income families and those over the age of 60 qualify for the free tax help.

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and AARP Tax Aide sites in Manatee and Sarasota counties can help efile tax returns at no cost.

Volunteer tax preparation schedules for both Manatee and Sarasota Counties can be found through United Way’s community helpline. Dial 2-1-1 or from a cell phone call (941) 308-4357.

Sites in Bradenton include:

n The Manatee County Main Library, 1301 Barcarrota Blvd. on Mondays from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

n Freedom Village, 6501 17th Ave. W. from on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to noon; appointments can be made by calling (941) 798-8935.

n Braden River Branch Library, 915 53rd Ave. E. on Wednesdays from noon to 5 p.m.

n Bradenton Central CRA, 302 Manatee Ave. E., third floor, room 307, on Wednesdays from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

n Kirkwood Presbyterian Church, 4416 60th St. Ct. W. on Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

n State College of Florida, 5840 26th St. W. Bldg. 18, on Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

n Manatee County Main Library, 1301 Barcarrota Blvd., on Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

n Kirkwood Presbyterian Church, 4416 60th St. Ct. W. on Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

n Braden River Branch Library, 4915 53rd Ave. E., on Fridays from noon to 5 p.m.

n State College of Florida, 5840 26th St. W., Bldg. 18, on Fridays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

n Harllee Full Service Family Center, 6423 Ninth St. E. on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

In Ellenton:

n South Colony Cove, 564 Bayshore Drive, on Mondays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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