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Record high tax preparations for United Way of Adams County

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The tough economy is forcing more people than ever in Adams County to seek help for income tax assistance.

The United Way of Adams County Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program has set a record for the most preparations done in it's seven year history.

Officials say, 575 returns have been filed since January, yielding 1.1 million dollars in federal and state refunds.

"I think the word has just gotten out more and we've expanded our offerings to go off-site to transitions, we spent two days there,we're supposed to go to golden next week. So, we're already thinking ahead and just trying to get the word out more," said Stephanie Erwin, financial stability coordinator for United Way.

The deadline to file your taxes is April 15th. Individuals and families who earned less than $50,000 are eligible for the free assistance.

Appointments are required but Erwin says this year they are offing drop-off appointments and optional financial counseling. Drop off appointments allow customers to drop off their information with a volunteer and come back later that week when the return is ready to be filed.

Call United Way at 217-222-5020 to make appointments.

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