Tax season: It’s crunch time!

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There are only few weeks left to file your taxes.

If you haven’t done them yet, the United Way of the Plains is offering a free tax preparation service.

Any individual making a low-to-moderate income, around $54,000 or less, is eligible for the program.

You can visit myfreetaxes.com to file online, or schedule an in-person appointment with a volunteer who is certified by the IRS.

United Way staff said anyone not familiar with filing taxes should make an appointment with a volunteer.

Every volunteer is trained to find credits for eligible individuals.

“We’ve helped bring back several millions dollars worth in refunds to help people get that,” said vice president of marketing Delane Butler. “They might not have been aware of some of those credits that have been available.” 

The free service is available until April 15.

It’s offered in Sedgwick, Butler, Cowley, Geary and Marion counties.

Call 211 to schedule an appointment.

While there are people in the community looking to help file your taxes, there are also people out there looking to scam you.

The IRS has a list of this year’s “Dirty Dozen tax scams.” The Kansas Department of Revenue has a list of scams affecting Kansans.

If you get a suspicous call or email from someone claiming to be from the IRS, here are things to remember:

  • The IRS won’t call you
  • The IRS won’t threaten to arrest you
  • The IRS won’t ask for money over the phone or through an email
  • If you owe money, the IRS will mail you a bill

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