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Free tax help offered by Thomasville University for some households

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Posted at 4:37 AM, Jan 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-24 05:54:27-05

THOMASVILLE, Ga. (WTXL) - Thomas University will provide free tax help for low- and moderate-income households.

Tax-Aide clients must have a yearly income of $50,000 or below to qualify, a TU news release said.

Tax-Aide will run two days a week Feb. 1 through April 18. Assistance is available 1-5 p.m. Mondays in Smith-Bonvillian Hall on Thomas University’s Forbes Campus, 1501 Millpond Road, and 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays at the Thomas County Public Library, 201 N. Madison St.

This will be the third year TU students have joined community volunteers to help clients in Thomasville. Each year they serve more than 300 people. All Tax-Aide volunteers are IRS-certified.

Al Bryan, the Tax-Aide program organizer, said he believes this is a great opportunity for TU student volunteers because it provides real life work experience.

“It is truly humbling to work with these families, to see that they receive their full refunds and any added benefits they qualify for,” Bryan said.

In addition to the Thomas County Public Library and TU, Tax-Aide is also sponsored by the Thomasville Rotary Club and AARP.

Appointments are required for the Tax-Aide program. To schedule an appointment, call the Thomas County Public Library’s Reference Desk at 229-225-5252 or Bryan at 229-233-1179.

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