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Help With Taxes For Those Needing It Most

Free tax preparation assistance is available at several Windward Oahu sites now through mid- April, especially for low- to moderate-income workers.

The Family and Individual Self-Sufficiency Program has trained vol- unteers at the following sites by appointment:

  • Goodwill Industries of Hawaii at Windward Community College — 10 a.m to 2 p.m. Saturdays through April 6. Call 690- 9803.
  • Honolulu Community Action Program, Windward District Service Center at 47-232 Waihee Road — 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Thursdays through April 5. Call 239- 5754.
  • KEY Project (sponsored by Hawaii Alliance for Community-Based Economic Development), 47-200 Waihee Road — 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 9 and 23, March 16 and April 6. Walk-ins accepted. Call 349-4347.

The statewide service began in 2005 as a pilot program of Aloha United Way and is designed to alert taxpayers to valuable tax credits, save them money, encourage financial literacy and recruit and train others to work at the sites. For more details, visit hawaiitaxhelp.org. Also available, the AARP Foundation offers tax help to low-income residents, especially those age 60 and older. Call 545-6016 for details. Some of the closest sites are listed below:

  • St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church on Kainalu Drive, 9 to 11:30 a.m Mondays and Wednesdays
  • Community of Christ Church on Kaneohe Bay Drive, 8 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Thursdays (Tagalog, Japanese and Chinese spoken)
  • Kahuku Library at Kahuku High School, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays.
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