Goodwill Industries of Arkansas Offers Free Tax Preparation

LITTLE ROCK, AR — With the start of tax season, Goodwill wants to help Arkansans keep more money in their pockets. For a second year, Goodwill Industries of Arkansas, in cooperation with the Central Arkansas Development Council (CADC) Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), will offer free tax preparation to eligible individuals and families in Little Rock.

“Many low-income families rely heavily on tax returns, but they might be unaware of all their qualified tax credits, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Child Tax Credit,” said Kim Hogue, Director of Mission Services & Family Strengthening at Goodwill Industries of Arkansas. “By partnering with CADC, we want to promote family and financial strengthening by helping individuals maximize their refunds,” Hogue added.

Trained and IRS-certified volunteers will provide free tax help to individuals and families with an adjusted gross income of $54,000 or less. The VITA site is located at the Goodwill Resource Center at 7400 Scott Hamilton Drive in Southwest Little Rock. Tax services are now available by appointment.

Goodwill will also host Super Saturday on March 11 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Goodwill Resource Center. At this event, qualified individuals can walk-in with no appointment and get free tax help from VITA volunteers.

“We are excited to host a Super Saturday for the first time at Goodwill Industries,” said Hogue. “While there are plenty of tax services in the area, we want to make it convenient for individuals and families to take advantage of this free service so that they can keep more of their hard-earned money,” added Hogue.

To schedule an appointment for Goodwill’s VITA site or to see if you qualify for free tax preparation, call the CADC at (501) 320-1908.

For a list of items to bring your tax preparation appointment, visit GoodwillAR.org.

About Goodwill Industries of Arkansas
Goodwill Industries of Arkansas is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization celebrating 90 years of changing lives through education, training and employment in 2017. Revenue generated through the sale of reusable donated goods at Goodwill retail stores is used to create jobs and fund these critical training programs for Arkansans. Last year, Goodwill offered 224,000 services to over 27,800 individuals in Arkansas. In addition, Goodwill helped 4,500 Arkansans attain jobs with businesses statewide. Information may also be found at GoodwillAR.org.

Contact
Maricel Johns
(501) 372-5100 x1190
(501) 519-9337 cell
mjohns@GoodwillAR.org

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