Starke County Library Offers Free Tax Prep

Good news for those who qualify for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program: tax preparation will be conducted free of charge! The Starke County Public Library is now offering help with both federal and state tax returns for those with an adjusted gross income of no more than $51,000.

Tax preparations will be completed by IRS-certified volunteers on an appointment-only basis at the Henry F. Schricker Branch, located at 152 W. Culver Road in Knox. Call (574) 772-7323 and ask for the Reference Department for any questions or to schedule an appointment. If you only need to file the Unified Tax Credit for the Elderly form but do not need to file Federal or State income taxes, you do not need an appointment for assistance.

Free tax preparation will be offered beginning at 10 a.m. until at least 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2; Thursday, Feb. 7; Saturday, Feb. 9; Saturday, Feb. 23; Saturday, March 2; Friday, March 22; Saturday, March 23; Wednesday, April 3; Saturday, April 6; and Saturday, April 13.

Taxes are due Monday, April 15.