CREATED Apr. 9, 2013
COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.-
You only have a few days left to get those taxes filed. But don't worry, there is a safe, easy and free way to get them done in time.
Fifth Third Bank has teamed up with The United Way to bring tax preparations right to you. An E-bus, mobile classroom is touring south Florida with experts ready to help. Anyone with an annual income under $57,000 qualifies and Dawn Russell, who is certified with the IRS doesn't recommend filing alone. She said the laws change every year and you could be missing out on refunds you didn't even know existed.
" A majority of people don't know whether or not hey qualify for earned income tax credit, residential energy credit is big this year. Anyone that is doing any home improvements." Russell said.
With all kinds of tax scammers out there, Russell said your return needs to be in the hands of someone you can trust.
"Easiest way to avoid that is get their information directly from the source. All sites and programs that are listed through the IRS are sponsored through the IRS and we are one of those programs that is listed." Russell said.
If you've made some tax mistakes in the past, Russell said they can help erase them.
"We're able to amend folks' tax returns if they had an issue with the previous year's tax return.
We were able to help a young woman this morning with her 2009,2010,2011, and 2012 taxes so she was excited." Russell said.
To find out where the bus will be the rest of the week, just click on the Big Red 4.