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Free tax help offered by United Way of Forsyth County

FORSYTH COUNTY — A local agency is teaming up with a tax aide volunteers to help low- and moderate-income families and seniors age 60 and older with their taxes.

Beginning in early February, United Way of Forsyth County and the AARP Tax Aide Program will provide free income tax preparation at several locations.

Last year, 287 free tax returns were completed in the county through AARP and the one-day Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, or VITA, program offered by United Way, said Melissa Corliss, the nonprofit’s director of community impact.

AARP Foundation Tax Aide prepared 33,691 tax returns for free throughout the state in 2014.

This is the first year United Way and AARP are joining forces during tax season. Volunteers will be available to help fill out certain tax forms and schedules, including Form 1040, Corliss said.

Between Feb. 3 and April 14, the service will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays at Central Park, 2300 Keith Bridge Road.

Appointments can be made to visit the United Way Office at 240 Elm St. for the same service, by calling (770) 781-4110 or emailing