Help With Taxes For Those Needing It Most

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

The Family and Individual Self-Sufficiency Program has trained volunteers who are available from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Thursdays through April 5 at the HCAP Leahi District Service Center, 1915 Palolo Ave. Call 732-7755.

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

In addition, the AARP Foundation offers tax assistance to low-income residents, especially those age 60 and older, from trained, IRS-certified volunteers. Call 545-6016 for more information.

Some of the closest AARP sites are listed below:

• Aina Haina Library, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays (closed Feb. 16 and March 29)

• Hawaii Kai Library, 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays (closed Feb. 16 and March 30).