Free tax preparation begins service

Ruth Winston of Milwaukee is helped by Susana Azcueta with her taxes at SDC Richards Street.

Ruth Winston of Milwaukee is helped by Susana Azcueta with her taxes at SDC Richards Street.

The preparation of state and federal taxes by a Milwaukee organization has begun helping the public for another tax season.

The Milwaukee Asset Building Coalition and the Social Development Commission (SDC) are again doing taxes for free for Milwaukee County residents.

The tax service offers its services at no charge so eligible residents can get all of their tax returns back and avoid high preparation fees or refund anticipation loans.

The tax preparation is being offered at SDC’s three sites Monday through Saturday at 4041 N. Richards Street, 2701 S. Chase Street and 6848 N. Teutonia Avenue.

A fourth team of IRS certified tax preparers is also at sites on different days of the week located across Milwaukee County.

To view the schedule of sites, dates and times of the free tax service as well as see what you will need to bring with you, go to www.cr-sdc.org/DefaultFilePile/Programs/Flyers/VITAMABCTaxPrepflyer_2014_English12-20-13.pdf.

The tax service is in its 13th season of helping residents maximize their tax returns.

During the first 12 years of its existence, the program has returned more than $146-million in tax refunds and credits back to residents and the local economy.

The program will run through April 15th.