The Watauga County Public Library is now offering its tax assistance program.

IRS-certified volunteers will provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals.

Those who qualify are anyone who made less than $55,000 in 2018, persons with disabilities and limited English speaking taxpayers.

The program operates Fridays from 3 to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon.

Appointments can be made by calling the library’s Adult Services Desk at (828) 264-8784, extension 2.

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