NEWS Contact: Josh Niva Sandy McClintock For Immediate Release 263-3805 263-3807 Date: January 30, 2009 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Free tax preparation allows Alaskans to maximize their refunds and minimize their stress Anchorage, AK – Hardworking Alaskans leave thousands of dollars on the table each year during tax season, but they don’t have to. Tax rules and credits are complicated and the fees associated with rapid refunds can cut into tax returns. Don’t leave money on the table. Beginning Feb. 2, qualified Alaskans can have their taxes prepared for free by the experts from AARP Tax-Aide at eight locations around Anchorage through the tax season. Times and locations include: Anchorage Senior Center 1300 E. 16th Ave. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Mondays and Thursdays Northeast Community Center 1251 N. Muldoon Rd. 1-7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, noon-4 p.m. Saturdays First Free Methodist Church 6th Ave. and Pine St. 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays Spenard Community Recreation Center 2020 W. 48th Ave. 1-7 p.m. Tuesdays CrossPoint Community Church 1920 W. Dimond Blvd. 1-6 p.m. Tuesdays University of Alaska Anchorage Times to be announced Elmendorf AFB and Fort Richardson Military members only For more information and complete details about free tax assistance in the Anchorage area, dial 2-1-1 or 1-800-478-2221. --- We cannot file your return if you or your spouse … … are self-employed or own a business … have complicated capital gains or losses … have moving expenses … have employee business expenses … own rental property --- Make sure to bring: Picture ID Social Security Cards for all family members Dates of birth for all family members All Income information, including W-2s and investment statements Economic Stimulus Payment Notice Copy of your 2007 tax return Form 1098 (mortgage interest statement) Child Care Credit Student Loan Interest paid Education Credit Contributions to your church or charitable organizations ### About United Way of Anchorage United Way of Anchorage works to advance the common good by creating opportunities for a better life for all by focusing on the three key building blocks for a good life: education, income and health. The goal is to create long lasting changes that prevent problems from happening in the first place. United Way invites everyone to be part of the change. GIVE. ADVOCATE. VOLUNTEER. LIVE UNITED. Please visit LIVEUNITEDANCHORAGE.ORG.
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