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LU to host Super Tax Day free tax filing assistance

Lamar University’s Community Outreach Program in conjunction with Entergy Texas and the Beaumont Library System, are hosting Super Tax Day in Beaumont for the second year, which provides free electronic filing of federal income tax returns. The event will be held at the Elmo Willard Library/North End Community Center, 3570 East Lucas on Saturday, Feb. 1.

Assistance on Super Tax Day will be available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  No appointments are necessary and taxpayers will be served on a first-come first-served basis. The program is available for households with incomes of $50,000 or less.  LU’s outreach program has assembled a team of trained students and community volunteers to assist qualifying residents claim special credits, which include the EITC, Child Tax Credit, and Credit for the Elderly.

“We are thrilled to be hosting this for the taxpayers of the Golden Triangle,” said Elton Payne, Jr., program manager for the Lamar University Community Outreach Program. “We had a great event last year and we hope to have a larger turnout this year.”

Taxpayers must bring all relevant tax information, social security cards of dependents and information for all deductions and credits.  After Super Tax Day, tax preparation services at community tax centers will be available every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at the following sites: Elmo Willard Library, 3570 East Lucas; Theodore Johns Library, 4255 Fannett Rd.; Catholic Charities, 2780 East Texas Frwy.; and Society of St. Vincent de Paul, 3730 Farm Rd. 160 N. in Raywood and the Jackson Community Center, 520 Decatur Ave, Ste. 107 in Orange.

 Interested persons should contact Payne at the Lamar University Community Outreach Program at (409) 880-7983 for more information.