Wallace Community College students offer free tax prep

Published 10:04 pm Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Impact Alabama recently announced that free tax preparation services for working families in the Selma area are now available on campus at Wallace Community College Selma.

The tax help will be done on campus at 3000 Earl Goodwin Parkway,  Administration Building, Room 101.

Services are available to working families making up to $53,000 a year with children in the home or $20,000 a year without children in the home.

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Interested individuals should call 1-888-99-TAX-AL to schedule a free appointment.

The tax preparation service is aimed at assisting families eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). The EITC is the federal government’s largest and most successful antipoverty program for low-income, working families. However, each year, Dallas County families lose hundreds of thousands of dollars to commercial tax preparers simply to access this benefit.

Impact Alabama’s SaveFirst initiative is in its eleventh year of operation. Last year, over 550 trained students from 21 campuses prepared tax returns for more than 9,000 families in cities statewide.

Its statewide campus collaboration helped these working families secure more than $17.8 million in tax refunds, saving them over $3.6 million in commercial tax preparation fees.  Impact Alabama, an AmeriCorps Program, is housed at the Center for Ethics & Social Responsibility at The University of Alabama.

Daytime, evening and Saturday hours for tax preparation are available at Wallace Community College Selma.