Pisgah Legal Services offers free help during September tax clinics
If you haven’t received your tax refund, it’s not too late. Families who make less than $58,000 per year can get free tax help at a series of tax clinics hosted by nonprofit Pisgah Legal Services.
Pisgah Legal’s tax clinics provide local families free information and tax preparation services. Anyone on the fence about filing should be able to speak to a certified tax preparer about their specific situation then they can decide whether or not to file. All of Pisgah Legal’s services are secure, confidential and free.
Those who rarely file a tax return could be missing out on hundreds or even thousands of dollars in tax credits. There are two tax credits local families can take advantage of: the Child Tax Credit and the Earned Income Tax Credit. The Child Tax Credit pays up to $3,600 per child and the Earned Income Tax Credit is worth up to $6,700.
Pisgah Legal’s September tax clinics will be held throughout September across six Western North Carolina counties. Pisgah Legal is working in partnership with the Family Support Network of Region A.
• Sept. 20 – Macon Program for Progress Training Annex, Franklin
• Sept. 21 – Region A Partnership for Children office, Waynesville
• Sept. 28 – Moss Memorial Library, Hayesville*
• Sept. 29 – Region A Partnership for Children office, Murphy
• 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month – Marianna Black Library, Bryson City*
Appointments can be scheduled in advance or taken on a walk-in basis as availability allows. Clinics will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. each day they are scheduled. Visit pisgahlegal.org/taxes or call 828.210.3404 for more information and to schedule an appointment.
*The Moss Memorial Library tax clinic will be held from 1-3 p.m. only.
*At the Marianna Black Library in Bryson City, a tax preparer will provide information and prepare taxes on an appointment only basis from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.