As tax season starts, the United Way’s VITA program can give people a hand filing their state and federal returns.

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, conducted by coordinator Jilisa Cade, offers help from IRS-certified volunteer tax preparers. This year, Cade said they’re taking clients for this free service via appointments, and also letting people drop off the necessary documents for the tax preparers.

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