Free Tax Preperation

For Immediate Release

EAST CHICAGO – Volunteers from the VITA Program will be available at the Main Library beginning February 2 through March 30 to prepare taxes free of charge for all eligible patrons and members of the community. Although the service is free, appointments are required. Appointments can be made by calling the Reference Department at (219.397.2453 Ext. 12) starting Monday, January 9th. Appointments are on a first come/call, first serve basis. Any calls or walk-ins for appointments should be directed to the reference desk. Before an appointment is made, reference staff will conduct a small questioner. Please bring your completed tax forms from last year and any pertinent forms or statements that have been mailed to you this year when you come to your appointment.