Nick McWilliams reporting – United Way of Tuscarawas County is once again offering a helping hand with free tax preparation starting in February.

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program provides free tax preparation clinics to area households that fall below a $60,000 income.

The service can help residents avoid high costs related to tax filing, which can run around $270 depending on the type of return filed and household income.

Internal Revenue Service-certified volunteers will be on hand to prepare residents’ tax returns via drop-off and appointment.

Appointments are available at Dover Phila Federal Credit Union in Dover, and the branch location in Newcomerstown.

Appointments will open on February 4th and must be made by calling (330) 994-8482 or visiting

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