MLT Library to offer tax preparation assistance for those in need

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tax formFree assistance with federal tax preparation for elderly and lower income taxpayers begins this week at the Mountlake Terrace Library.

Tax aids from AARP will be helping individuals at the library beginning on Wednesday, Feb. 26, and continuing each Wednesday through April 9. Tax assistance is by appointment only; register at the library or call 425-776-8722. Appointments will be available from 4-8:30 p.m.

The Internal Revenue Service announced that early 2013 tax return statistics are showing a 15-percent increase in refunds being issued so far this year in comparison to this time last year. Additionally, the average federal refund totaled $3,211, an increase of $190 compared to the same early filing period in 2013.

All 2013 federal income tax returns are due to IRS regional offices electronically or by mail by April 15, 2014.

The Mountlake Terrace Library is located at 23300-58th Ave. W.

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