Goodwill offering free tax filing

In this struggling economy it can be a little painful to see how much you could be getting if it weren't for those fees you have to pay just to get your own money back. Well Goodwill is getting the word out that you should and can file your taxes without losing a penny.

"Everybody likes to save money but nobody wants to give it away when they can get the exact same service for free," Kim Hogue, Director of Mission Services at Arkansas Goodwill.

Filing your taxes completely free of charge. It's an offer that's hard to turn down especially in a recovering economy.

"The working community really wants to keep all that they get in their taxes," said Hogue. "Every dime of that that you have earned goes back to you," she said.

For the third year Goodwill has partnered with the IRS to get their free service out. By simply visiting and following this link you'll be directed to a web site that will guide you through your tax filing application. The only requirement is that your income for 2012 be under $57,000.

"It's not just for low income it's just for the working class people," said Hogue.

Hogue says the reason the income limit is so high is because working class people qualify for credits that can have a significant impact on what they get back.

"We want to make sure that every tax credit that everyone qualifies for people up to that income bracket qualify for," said Hogue.

And recent numbers show the service is needed, especially if it's free.

"Each year we almost doubled the number that we served and that's just really through word of mouth letting one client know and they let all their friends know," said Hogue. "It's desperately in need," she said.

If you are interested in taking advantage of this service the deadline to file your taxes is April 15th.

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