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WYO "Sweetheart Deal" for Average Taxpayers

February 13, 2007


It's a "sweetheart deal" that will last far beyond Valentine's Day. Wyomingites can get their taxes done free of charge, by a volunteer who's been certified by the Internal Revenue Service.

Jerry Franklin is part of the A.A.R.P.'s "Tax Aide" program in Torrington. Franklin says he and other volunteers especially want to help low- to middle-income families who, all too often, are lured by "instant" tax refund come-ons that are actually thinly disguised high-interest, short-term loans.

"Why go pay for a 'refund anticipation' loan when, if you file with us, you can have your refund in 10 to 12 days?"

Good point. Most Tax Aide volunteers work in Wyoming senior centers and appointments are encouraged. (You can get one by calling tollfree, 1-888-687-2277). Franklin says they help a lot of senior citizens with tax issues that aren't even related to payments or refunds.

"People that have sold some stock, maybe, and they're realizing some capital gains, but not so much so that they have to pay taxes on it - but it does have to be reported."

Learn more about the Tax Aide program at www.aarp.org/taxaide.

Deborah Smith/Jamie Folsom, Public News Service - WY