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Free tax help at volunteer-run sites

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MADISON (WKOW) -- The deadline to file income taxes is fast approaching and volunteers are helping those who need some extra assistance.

Throughout the state, trained volunteers help low income residents, seniors, veterans and people with disabilities prepare tax returns at Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites.

Wisconsin Department of Revenue Secretary Richard Chandler toured two VITA sites at the Madison Central Library and the Villager Mall on Saturday. He says the program is needed by many.

"We do get a lot of people who perhaps would have to go to a paid preparer otherwise, or would have to have someone else provide assistance who can come to these sites and we find that we get a lot of people when the tax filing season starts, " Chandler tells 27 News.

Chandler says more than 60,000 taxpayers have visited VITA sites so far this year.

Click here for a list of VITA sites and hours in your area.

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