AARP Provides Tax Help

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SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Time is ticking to file your taxes. Luckily, AARP is helping hundreds of people across Lane County get those tax forms turned in.

The AARP has set up locations for residents to get free help in Eugene, Springfield, Junction City and Cottage Grove.

Tax aide coordinators say they’re primarily trying to help low-income families and the elderly. However, they also mentioned they’ll help anyone who needs it.

Experts say there are more tax returns available than most people realize, and all of those returns help the local economy.

“We’re quite successful bringing a great deal of money back into the community by virtue of the child tax credit and earned income credit,” said local Tax-Aide coordinator John Nydahl.

The organizers of the tax help sites encourage you to plan for a potentially long appointment. They recommend you bring your driver’s license, social security card and any useful financial information.

Some of the offered locations require a scheduled appointment.

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